Ameren has developed a multi-billion-dollar, long-range power transmission strategy. The utility has established a separate electrical transmission company, Ameren Transmission Co. (ATX) to assure that electricity can reliably be distributed when and where it is needed in its service area. Construction aspects of this strategy include everything from building miles of new distribution lines, to the addition of towers on existing lines to improve reliability, and the construction of new electrical substations. Ameren relies on a small select group of “Alliance” general contractors to perform this work, which has strict requirements for safety, schedule, and adherence to specifications. Several of those Alliance generals have selected Drilling Service as their go-to contractor for foundation and underground work on these projects where safety, quality, and performance are critical.