Ameren aims to charge customers for closure of Rush Island coal plant
June 21, 2022
The costs to close the region’s second-largest power plant, after decades of Clean Air Act violations, are rising.
Electric utility Ameren has proposed the construction of $244 million in electric lines and other upgrades before shuttering the Rush Island Energy Center in Jefferson County. On top of that, it could cost $15 million to $20 million a month, according to one estimate, to keep the plant available until those projects are completed.
And Ameren now says it plans to charge customers for much of it.