Huge Potential for New Nuke Development in Missouri

Sen. Mike Kehoe Supports New Nuclear Energy Development in Missouri

Great news from yesterday. Ameren and Westinghouse announced they’re teaming up to apply for $450 million in federal grants for modular nuclear development. Modular nuclear plants are smaller and “off-the-shelf,” reducing costs and allowing for a more steady build-up of power capacity than the construction of one huge plant.

What does it mean for Missouri?

If Ameren and Westinghouse win approval from the federal government, it means new nuclear development here for hundreds of millions less for Missouri ratepayers. And it moves the ball forward on ensuring secure affordable energy for decades to come.