Ameren Illinois will invest $330 million over the next 10 years to improve the integrity, safety and reliability of the natural gas delivery system and create 150 new jobs in central and southern Illinois. The state Senate approved the plan, but the governor must sign off on it before it is finalized.
The company manages about 1,250 miles of natural gas transmission lines and nearly 17,000 miles of delivery lines. The plan would help to accelerate upgrades to the system’s transmission, distribution and technology.
As part of the legislation, Ameren Illinois must file an annual plan with the ICC and report on performance improvement achievements. Ameren Illinois must also make incremental investments in the gas delivery infrastructure through a rider that is regularly and transparently reviewed by the ICC.
This story was originally published by Power Engineering online. It is republished with permission.