Ameren renews operation, maintenance contracts for five gas plants

ProEnergy said July 13 that it has received a multi-year contract renewal for continued operations and maintenance of five Ameren (NYSE:AEE) natural gas plants in Illinois and Missouri.

The five Ameren Missouri facilities including Goose Creek power plant, Raccoon Creek, Kinmundy, Pinckneyville and Audrain. Under these contracts, ProEnergy will continue to provide site management, planning, scheduling and maintenance services.

Goose Creek, located near Monticello, Illinois, is a 450 MW facility consisting of six General Electric (NYSE:GE) 7EA combustion turbines. Raccoon Creek is a 300 MW facility located near Flora, Illinois, operating four GE 7EA combustion turbines. Kinmundy near Patoka, Illinois, is operating two W501D5A combustion turbines with a generating capacity of 234 MW. Pinckneyville in Perry County, Illinois has a generating capacity of 320 MW, operating four GE LM6000 and four GE 6B gas turbine generators.

The Audrain power plant is located in Vandalia, Missouri and has a generating capacity of 600 MW, consisting of eight GE 7EA combustion turbines.

“Over the last 10 years, we have been actively motivated to improve the availability and reliability of multiple facilities for Ameren,” said ProEnergy CEO, Jeff Canon. “It has been a transparent and mutually rewarding partnership. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue providing value on a consistent, ongoing basis for the next eight years and beyond.”

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