Tag: grid modernization

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric […]

Renew Missouri calls on legislature to look into grid modernization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Renew Missouri is applauding the Missouri Public Service Commission for seeking input on the concept of distributive energy resources (DER). Back in September, the PSC issued an order asking parties to answer questions about the concept, which uses technology and tools to break down the larger […]

Threats grow as hackers turn eyes on new target: utility providers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The threat of hacking has become an ever-looming danger to companies and governments across the world with each day, as new technology continues to arrive. But as the technology keeps changing, so does the target of the hackers. The latest victim of attacks seems to be […]

Port authority bill, now turned economic development omnibus, heads to conference

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several bills have been lined up, waiting for conference committees to work out the differences between the Missouri House and Senate. A few of these bills currently on that list arrived there after the House took pleasure in attaching amendment after amendment to the legislation, a message […]

Miller’s utility bill looks to benefit customers and utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rocky Miller and the House Committee on Utilities are one of the few committees who have not met yet, but it’s for a good reason. Miller says that they’re looking to the Senate in an attempt to be more productive with their time. “We really […]

Emery’s bill seeks to create Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Investment Act

Opponents call Emery’s utility bill ‘a solution without a problem’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Lounge was filled Wednesday afternoon with a number of stakeholders hoping to testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment’s hearing on Senate Bill 190. SB 190, sponsored by Sen. […]

Emery’s bills look to modernize Missouri utility grids and rate adjustments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With talks of reform echoing throughout the Capitol in the wake of a new administration, one area of reform that has been quietly in the works is that of regulatory reform for utility infrastructure. A recent report issued by the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation […]

Ameren, business leaders stress grid modernization at symposium

ST. LOUIS – When Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of Lambert St. Louis International Airport spoke at a symposium on grid modernization Thursday, she recalled the Good Friday Tornado of 2011 that damaged the main terminal of the airport and left thousands without power in North St. Louis County. Power crews […]

What is the smart grid and why doesn’t Missouri have one?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Despite most utilities’ efforts to become more efficient under state and federal mandates, Missouri continues to be one of four states left in the union without a smart grid – due to outdated regulations. “Though there has been legislation introduced that addresses these issues, for at […]

Emery discusses updates on utility ratemaking and modernization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lawmakers met Tuesday in Jefferson City for the second of two meetings of the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment. Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, chairs the committee. After an initial meeting spanning over the course of two days in late August, Tuesday’s meeting […]