Ameren Missouri upgrading power lines to reduce outages

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Some residents in North County are getting a boost in their power.  Ameren Missouri is upgrading 1.2 miles of power lines along Charbonier Road.

According to Ameren they are doing this to tie together two substations and widen the wires.

Ameren said right now the wires are getting too small to carry their customer load, which is the power each house is using.

According to Ameren by increasing the wire size they can carry more customer load and this will help keep the power on during storms.

"By being able to tie the two substations together we can isolate the damage which allowed us to reroute the power back to all customers and as we do get the repair fixed as we return the power back to normal the customers won’t see that operation happening,” said Ryan Arnold the Director of the Gateway Division for Ameren Missouri.

The project is slated to be finished in mid October.