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Appeals court backs sale of controversial wind energy line in Missouri

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

  “The project, which has been tied up in legal and legislative challenges for years, will carry wind-generated power from Kansas to Indiana on a 780-mile-long transmission line that includes eight northern Missouri counties.” “A group of landowners challenged a June 2019 ruling by the state’s Public Service Commission allowing Chicago-based Invenergy to acquire the […]

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Parson announces $50M for broadband expansion

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

  “The governor announced nearly $50 million in CARES Act funds will go towards expanding Missouri’s broadband infrastructure. The funds will go through several new initiatives focused on expanding access for various causes.” Read the full article on Secure World.

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COVID-19 may delay cybersecurity upgrades to the U.S. power grid.

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

  “According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the challenges associated with “a public health emergency that is unprecedented in modern times” are posing a problem with new cybersecurity and reliability deadlines. NERC is requesting to delay seven security standards that had implementation deadlines in July and October of 2020.” Read the full […]

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Spring 2020 Update

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Greetings MBEF Members, Spring is upon us and soon everyone will appreciate blooming flowers, planted crops, and hopefully a good mix of sunshine and rain. Right now however, these are trying times in Missouri and across the globe. The pandemic we are facing is real and it is affecting every element of our daily lives. […]

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From E&E News: Coronavirus and the U.S. Grid

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

  “Grid operators, utilities and federal regulators are preparing for the spread in the United States of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, a pandemic that is silencing activity across the globe and cutting into overseas power demand.” Read the full article on E&E News.

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