We’re better, together
We are committed to accelerating a greener energy future in a way that benefits the communities where we work. The 250 MW Morris Solar Project is proposed in Adair County, MO, south of Kirksville and east of State Highway 3. It represents a $306 million private investment in the County and will not require additional County services or create new infrastructure demands.
About the Morris Solar Project and how it will benefit you
- Capacity: 250 MW
- Location: Adair County, MO
- Point of Interconnection: Zachary 345 kV Substation
- Project Footprint: Approximately 1,400 acres
- Environmental Benefits: Reduces CO2 emissions by ~439,000 tons per year (equivalent to ~72,000 homes’ electricity use per year)
- Expected Commercial Operation Date: December 2023
- ~$306 million in capital investment
- ~$7.4 million in estimated tax over 35 years of operation to Adair County and the Kirksville R-III School District
- Project does not require additional services, so no pressure on local services or resources
- 660+ jobs during construction
- 6-10 full-time equivalent jobs
- Supports local businesses including restaurants, food trucks, construction equipment, building materials and lodging
Meet the team
David Stimson is an Associate Project Developer for AES Clean Energy and has been in his current role for almost three years. As a Project Developer, David materializes solar projects from just an idea, to a fully de-risked energy asset that is ready for construction. This involves acquiring land and easements for the project, managing state and local permitting, running environmental studies, engaging stakeholders and the community, and finally, designing the project with an engineering team. His projects span the country from Missouri to Virginia, with a specific focus on utility-scale solar projects. David graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018 and lives in Richmond, Virginia with his dog Grizzly and enjoys hiking and fly fishing on the weekends.
Robert Wilson manages land acquisition efforts on AES Clean Energy’s utility-scale solar projects east of the Rocky Mountains. Tasked with initial landowner outreach, Robert and his team engage landowners, develop relationship, and negotiate agreements that become the foundation of real property rights from which our projects are built. By maintaining positive landowner relations, Robert’s team facilitates the curative and estoppel process that enables project financing. Robert graduated from the University of Utah and went on to earn a Master of Science in Global Energy Management from University of Colorado, Denver. Robert enjoys hunting, hiking, and skiing with his wife, daughter, and two dogs, Trooper and Teddy.
Cat Mosley is the Director of Community Relations for AES Clean Energy and has worked in renewable energy for eight years. Cat manages a team of seven professionals and interns who work on community outreach throughout the country. This includes managing events, sponsorships, social impact initiatives and community education. Cat lives in Charlottesville with her high school son Luke and puppy Murdoc. She enjoys taking her son on work trips to see the country and to learn more about renewable energy.
Brianna Saunders is from Indianapolis and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is the Community Relations Manager for AES Clean Energy. In her professional roles, Brianna has established and fostered key relationships to further the success in her community. Brianna came from AES Indiana where she spent over four years working in the Indianapolis community. Prior to joining AES, Brianna came from the Alzheimer’s Association and worked in nonprofit for over 10 years. She has served in many of volunteer roles throughout the community with organizations such as CICOA, IPS Education Foundation, Rock Steady Boxing, United Way, NCAA Youth Clinics and many others. She is very passionate about her community, education and proud mother of two young girls.