Savion Sells 150 MW Solar Project in Illinois

Kansas City-based Savion sold an 150 megawatt solar project to Ameren Missouri. Photo credit: Shutterstock (bombermoon).

Posted July 1, 2024

Kansas City-based Savion has sold a 150-megawatt solar project to Ameren Missouri.

The Cass County Solar Project is located in Beardstown, Illinois, and is expected to utilize up to 330,000 solar modules across approximately 1,700 acres, with approximately 600 acres outside the project fence for farming use, according to a release.

Savion obtained permit approval for the project in 2020, beginning construction in June 2023. Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2024.

The project’s construction phase will create over 250 local union jobs. Upon completion, the facility will produce 150 MW of renewable solar energy that will serve the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) power grid.

“We extend congratulations and gratitude to our partner, Ameren Missouri, for the dedication to making Cass County Solar Project a reality,” Savion President Nick Lincon said in a release. “It has been an exciting journey that required focused collaboration across both organizations to complete development on Savion’s first utility-scale solar project in Illinois. Our sincere appreciation to the local community, landowners and stakeholders for their support.”

The project is expected to produce enough energy to power approximately 27,500 homes annually.