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Ameren invests $150M to update nuclear reactor at Callaway Energy Center

Ameren Missouri (NYSE: AEE) will invest approximately $150 million to replace the nuclear reactor head at the Callaway Energy Center near Fulton, Missouri.  

The power plant was taken offline in mid-October for maintenance and refueling, which takes place every 18 months.

“Certain systems have to be shut down in order to do maintenance or modifications on them and our refueling outage allows us to do those particular those type of maintenance activities,” said Barry Cox, senior director of nuclear operations for Ameren.  

Ameren is also in the process of completing its license renewal, which would allow the facility to operate until 2044.

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