Ameren Missouri’s $8.4B electrical grid upgrade to ensure resilient ‘connectivity’

The deep freeze that fostered rolling blackouts across western Missouri earlier this week is a reminder the state needs to invest in energy infrastructure, the president of Missouri’s largest electric utility told the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) on Friday.

“Utilities, in general, need to plan for extreme weather and make sure that we’re investing in the grid infrastructure to enable it to be reliable and resilient, and that goes for our energy centers as well,” Ameren Missouri President Marty Lyons said, noting the severe cold that froze natural gas in their tanks underscores the need to diversify power sources.

“It’s important to have strong connectivity around the region, whether
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