JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Consumer advocates warned electric companies that customers expect reliable power from utilities and feel they are not getting what they are paying for. Electric companies from around the state said the severe storms that hit last summer and winter were beyond what they could prepare for and more than their systems can be expected to handle. National electric standards require systems in Missouri built to withstand one-half inch of ice. But an official with the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives noted that parts of the state got two inches in January. Utility officials, consumer advocates and Public Service Commission members and staff met today for a group discussion about how to prepare for and respond to power outages.
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JEFFERSON CITY — A crash involving an anhydrous ammonia trailer killed one person in Jefferson City Saturday morning. According... More >>
COLUMBIA — Hundreds of mid-Missourians attended the 6th Annual Fitness for a Cure event Saturday, an event that benefitted the... More >>
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — It could soon be legal for travelers to take their booze from the bar to their... More >>
COLUMBIA — It all started with a Madden tournament. Columbia College's new president at the time, Scott Dalrymple, challenged students... More >>
CAMDEN COUNTY — The Camden County Sheriff's Department has issued a Missing Endangered Person Report for Chad Hawk. Hawk was... More >>
MOBERLY — A non-profit held an open house Friday for people to learn about a program that helps disabled people... More >>
COLUMBIA — When Deronne Wilson arrived at the First State Community Bank, he was expecting a job evaluation. Instead, friends... More >>
COLUMBIA - Residents of Columbia have the chance Saturday to express their opinions in a public forum held by the... More >>
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