Ameren Missouri Kicks Off ‘Renewable Choice’ Customer Initiative

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_imgAmeren Missouri Kicks Off ‘Renewable Choice’ Customer Initiative FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享St. Louis Public Radio:In a couple of years, Missouri cities and corporations could be receiving more electricity from wind power as Ameren Missouri ramps up its wind power facilities. The utility filed a proposal with the Missouri Public Service Commission on Monday to give its largest customers the opportunity to participate the Renewable Choice Program, which would supply them with electricity from wind power. Ameren Missouri generates 100 megawatts of its electricity supply from wind, but in September, it announced plans to add 700 more megawatts of wind to its portfolio — which is roughly equivalent to serving 200,000 homes. If plans are approved by state regulators, Ameren hopes to make the program available and have new wind power facilities online by 2020. “Our customers are looking for choice to meet their sustainability goals. They can procure renewable energy through Ameren as opposed to trying to acquire it themselves,” said Ajay Arora, Ameren Missouri’s vice president of environmental services and generation resource planning. The company also announced in September that it aims to cut its 2005 emission levels by 80 percent by the year 2050.  Arora said the utility is focusing primarily on wind because of rising customer demand for renewable energy and increasing affordability of wind power. “Wind technology has improved pretty rapidly and has become highly efficient,” Arora said. “So that’s really reduced prices for wind energy when combined with federal incentives for the technology.” The state of Missouri also requires all major utilities to generate 15 percent of its energy portfolio from renewable sources by 2021; Ameren Missouri is currently at 5 percent.More: More wind energy on the horizon for Ameren Missouri’s corporate and municipal customerslast_img read more


Lady Bulldog Varsity & JV Hoops Results

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs went 1-2 over the Christmas break. Batesville defeated Connersville by a score of 64-47. Four players scored in double figures for the Lady Bulldogs. Ashley Nobbe led the way with 18 points followed by Carlie Werner with 15. Makayla Granger was third on the team with 12 points, while Catherine Raab added 11.One day later, the Lady Bulldogs suffered losses to Franklin (58-40) and Terre Haute North (61-52).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bryan Helvie.The Batesville JV Ladies had 3 games over Christmas break. On Friday the 27th, The Bulldogs defeated Connersville 45-18.  Great defense caused many turnovers that led to great shots.  Capitalizing on those shots led to our 2nd highest point total of the season.  Scoring:  Emma Weiler 8, Carley Pride and Calley Kaiser 7.  Three girls Sarah Ripperger, Makayla Granger- Young, and Ava Hanson scored 6.  Cora Deputy 2, Gabby Elston 2. Rounding out the scoring Lizzy Nobbe 1.  Saturday the 28th the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Franklin to play in a Holiday Tournament. In the first game against Franklin Community, the Bulldogs got off to a good start leading at halftime by 5.  Unfortunately, we struggled to find the bottom of the net the second half and fell 47-33. Scoring for the Bulldogs:  Sarah Riperger 12, Emma Weiler 7 Calley Kaiser 5, Ava Hanson 4, Gabby Elton 3, Carley Pride 2.   In the second contest, the JV Lady Bulldogs were defeated by a talented Terre Haute North Team 49-33.   Scoring: Calley Kaiser and Carley Pride 7, Emma Weiler and Sarah Ripperger 6, Ava Hanson 4, Olivia Raab 2, and Lizzy Nobbe 1. The Bulldogs will look to get back on track this week as we play in the Ripley County Tourney Thursday against South Ripley.  Go Dogs!!!   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pridelast_img read more