Ameren Plans Missouri’s Largest Wind Farm

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Ameren Missouri announced plans Monday for a 400 megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years. St. Louis-based Ameren said its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville will be the largest in the state.Ajay Arora, vice president of power operations and energy management at Ameren Missouri, called it a significant step toward Ameren’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. “What’s most important for our customers is to have a balanced energy mix,” Arora said in an interview. “That would be a combination of hydro, nuclear, natural gas, coal, wind, solar. Our portfolio has it all. And that provides the affordability and reliability that our customers expect.”Plans call for 175 450-foot-tall wind turbines on land in Adair and Schuyler counties, near the Iowa border about 200 miles north of St. Louis. Groundbreaking is expected in summer of 2019, and the turbines are expected to be operational by 2020, Arora said.Arora said northern Missouri in general is a “good wind resource.” The state’s largest current wind farm, operated by Lenexa, Kansas-based Tradewind Energy Inc., opened last year in northwest Missouri and can generate 300 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 100,000 homes.Additional but smaller wind farms could follow. Arora said Ameren plans to spend around $1 billion by 2020 toward a goal of generating at least 700 megawatts of wind-generated energy. Ameren Missouri also plans to add 100 megawatts of solar-generated energy over the next decade, the company said.More: Ameren Plans 400-Megawatt Wind Farm, Missouri’s Largest Ameren Plans Missouri’s Largest Wind Farmlast_img read more

Arranmore man to go the extra 26.2 miles for the Irish Heart Foundation

first_imgDenis O’Donnell is set to embark on a trip halfway around the world to take part in the Tokyo World Major Marathon.Arranmore man Denis has taken on the challenge in memory of his mother Frances who passed away last April, while also raising vital funds for the Irish Heart Foundation.“Training has been challenging with the rough winter, but you still have to get out and do it,” Denis told Donegal Daily. This will be Denis’ tenth marathon in total, and his fourth World Major marathon. There are six World Major marathons; in Japan, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York – and Denis hopes to complete them all.In fact, the London World Major was the first marathon Denis ever completed in 2015.“I caught the bug after that! I loved the buzz and the atmosphere,” he says.So far, Denis has ticked the New York, Chicago and London World Majors off his list, and hopes to have all six completed in the next couple of years. “I’d like to do all six, that’s been the target since I started running.“The Tokyo marathon will be the toughest one yet weather wise due to the humidity and altitude.“I wasn’t big into fitness as a child or adult, it’s been in the last seven years I have progressed from the treadmill at the local gym, to doing local 5k and 10ks. When I got into it I started thinking more about what I was eating and started tweaking things.”Denis is the driving force behind Arranmore’s Darkness into Light walk, which raises vital funds for Pieta House.Last year, Arranmore DIL raised a whopping €4,400 for the charity when 150 people took part in the event. This year marks the third year the walk will take place on the island. “Running brings about other things, it can bring everyone together,” Denis says.“Darkness into Light became the whole community’s thing and everyone has a part to play in it. It brings everyone out at a crazy time in the morning and everyone gets a really good buzz from it,” he added.So far, Denis has raised a fantastic €2,200 for the Irish Heart Foundation. To contribute to Denis’ fundraiser, you can follow the link below. Each donation is greatly appreciated: Arranmore man to go the extra 26.2 miles for the Irish Heart Foundation was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arranmoredenis o donnellIrish Heart FoundationMarathontokyolast_img read more