Volkert, Inc. teamed with Ameren UE, PAR Electrical Contractors, and David Mason & Associates for the Power-On Undergrounding Program. Beginning in 2008, Ameren UE set out to invest $1 billion over three years to improve reliability, upgrade delivery systems, and enhance the environmental performance of its power plants. Due to severe weather patterns and a focus on improving air quality, Ameren UE wanted to increase reliability to its customers. Customers in 62 Missouri counties benefited from improved reliability, upgraded delivery system, and enhanced environmental performance. Project Power-On involved four components designed to address the region’s current and future energy and environmental needs; undergrounding and reliability improvement, tree-trimming, and circuit and device inspection and repair.