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


DOF on a winning streak

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgSkandi BotafogoSubsidiaries of Norwegian shipping company DOF have been awarded vessel contracts by Nexen and Petrobras. DOF ASA said on Tuesday that its subsidiary, DOF UK Limited, won an 18-month contract from oil company Nexen for the Skandi Barra platform supplier. The contract is scheduled to start in April.The Skandi Barra is an MT 6000 MK II design platform supply vessel. The vessel joined the DOF fleet in 2005 and had been mostly working on contracts in the North Sea. The Skandi Barra is 85.7 meters long, 19.7 meters wide, and can accommodate 24 people.The second contract was awarded to Norskan Offshore for the Skandi Botafogo anchor handling tug and supply vessel (AHTS). The one-year contract for the vessel, estimated to start in early June, was awarded by Petrobras.Skandi Botafogo is an 80-meter-long, 18-meter-wide anchor handling tug supply vessel built in 2006. It is capable of accommodating 40 people.It is worth mentioning that DOF and its subsidiaries have recently won a handful of contracts. Namely, DOF won deals for the Skandi Foula, Skandi Rona, Skandi Feistein, and Skandi Saigon vessels as well as a deal with Nexen for the support of the COSLPioneer rig hook-up operations.Furthermore, DOF Subsea won contracts in the Atlantic region for the Skandi Neptune, Geosund, and Skandi Constructor vessels as well as a four-year global frame agreement for the provision of survey and positioning services on third-party vessels.Finally, Two DOF ASA subsidiaries won contracts for the Skandi Commander vessel and one ROV.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more