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Statewide Ameren Upgrades

Updated: Saturday, June 28 2014, 05:59 PM CDT

ILLINOIS -- $2.7 million in electrical infrastructure upgrades, just to Logan county.

The upgrades are a part of Ameren's state-wide push to increase reliability and performance.

Logan county is one of the first to see the improvements.

The first two phases of the project covering Lincoln have just been completed.

Now, Ameren is turning to the Mount Pulaski substation with a 2015 deadline.

Ameren says the improvements focus not only on infrastructure, but also on the kind of technology used.

"Over time, our customers will see a reduction in the duration of outages. It goes into installing some of the advanced technology, the intelligent switches, that allow us to really detect outages more quickly."

Ameren's region-wide 5-year plan is expected to cost $3.5 billion, and has created more than 450 jobs so far.


Statewide Ameren Upgrades

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