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The Lake News Online
  • PSC approves Ameren Missouri proposal to use refined coal

  • The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri which sought Commission authority to sell coal and lease a small portion of its property at its Sioux Energy Center.
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  • The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri which sought Commission authority to sell coal and lease a small portion of its property at its Sioux Energy Center. Ameren Missouri's application states this is part of a program to utilize refined coal in order to lower costs and reduce emissions.
    According to the application, Ameren Missouri proposes to sell some coal from the coal pile at its Sioux Energy Center to GS RC Sioux, LLC (GS RC). GS RC, according to the application, will refine the coal using a process designed to reduce emissions from the coal, and then resell the coal back to Ameren Missouri at the same price for use at the plant. In addition, Ameren Missouri's application sought approval to lease a small portion of its plant site to GS RC so that GS RC can place coal refinement facilities on the site during the term of the transaction.
    Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.2 million electric customers in Missouri.
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