WHO benefits from our efforts?

At Ameren, our business decisions are informed by our focus on social responsibility and environmental stewardship, and vice versa. This interconnected approach is the key to building long-lasting trust with our stakeholders. For example, Ameren Missouri's Charge Ahead initiative is a comprehensive program focusing on efficient electrification and the adoption of emerging technologies to benefit all of our customers, allowing for economic development in our state and protecting our environment through reduced emissions.

Our efforts and commitment are paying off—to the benefit of many.


Customers benefit as Ameren takes advantage of technological innovation to transition to cleaner energy in an affordable way, while still maintaining the reliability that people expect. We’re taking a thoughtful, long-term view balancing our customers’ future energy needs and the needs of our environment.

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The communities we serve benefit from Ameren’s shared desire for cleaner air. We’re taking important, innovative and responsible actions to significantly drive down our emissions. We have enhanced the ambient air quality monitoring networks around our Labadie and Rush Island energy centers, and we are working with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. EPA to ensure good air quality. We continue to reduce emissions and have installed and optimized mercury control technology at our Labadie, Meramec, Rush Island and Sioux energy centers. The enhanced particulate control technology we operate helps to ensure that emissions are significantly below current state and federal air quality limits.

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Nature and Wildlife

Nature and wildlife benefit from the wide range of programs we support in both Missouri and Illinois. Our aim is to protect, preserve and educate for future generations. The actions we’ve taken demonstrate our commitment to being a good environmental steward.

For example, Ameren Illinois created an Avian Protection Program. The program strives to make its structures safe for birds of prey to land or nest by retrofitting older lines with protective covers and making the spacing on new lines wide enough to accommodate the 5-foot wingspan of an eagle.

We physically inspected 150 circuits across our service territory where there was a heavy population of birds of prey. After those inspections, we retrofitted 1,400 structures on those circuits with plastic products to protect birds of prey and other wildlife from electrocution and averting power outages for our customers. All new structures we build are avian safe.

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Monarch Madness


It's all about butterflies at Monarch Madness in Weldon Spring, Mo. More than 500 attended the event put on by several organizations including the Department of Energy, St. Charles County Parks and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Many tried, and a few succeeded, in netting a Monarch for tagging and parasite testing. Ameren sponsored a special "Pollinator Pots" activity station where kids created peat pots with milkweed and native flower seeds to take home and plant to help pollinators for years to come.