HOUSTON – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome Ameren Missouri as its newest affiliate member. And the St. Louis-based, investor-owned utility wasted no time in getting involved as Ameren Missouri was one of the sponsors and presenters at CEA’s Energy 101 Legislative Breakfast at the Missouri Capitol on April 8th.
“Ameren Missouri is excited to be an affiliate member of CEA,” said Warren Wood, Vice President, External Affairs and Communications at Ameren Missouri. “We are focused on providing the nearly three million Missourians we serve with the safe, cleaner and dependable energy they need and expect. As we look to how to meet the needs of our customers in the future, we see some real challenges. Joining CEA will provide a great forum for us to discuss energy challenges and potential solutions with our customers and other stakeholders.”
During the CEA Energy 101 Legislative event, Wood spoke about Missouri’s electricity infrastructure and associated opportunities and challenges. “Ameren Missouri is delivering highly dependable electricity and natural gas, while keeping our rates among the lowest in the country and 17 percent below the Midwest average. However, like much of the country, we are facing an aging infrastructure crisis. A significant portion of the electric system serving our customers today was built about 50 years ago and is now in need of replacement. Many states have adopted policies to move ahead with greater investments in their electric infrastructure to put people to work addressing this challenge and positioning their states for 21st century industries. Missouri has not and is falling behind in this area.”
Ameren Missouri has 4,000 employees who deliver dependable, low-cost electricity to nearly three million Missourians and provide safe, affordable natural gas service to 300,000 state residents. Ameren Missouri provides energy to customers in more than 500 Missouri communities, located in 64 counties.
“CEA is excited to welcome Ameren Missouri as a new affiliate member,” said CEA Director of State Affairs Ryan Scott. “Similar to CEA, Ameren Missouri recognizes that an all of the above energy approach is a key component to affordable and reliable energy for consumers.”
For more information on Ameren Missouri, visit their website.