February 7, 2017
A bill to permit large electricity customers to bypass their utility and purchase power directly from a renewable generator is before the Missouri General Assembly for the third consecutive year. And the support among corporations for such a law is growing, according to one of the bill’s authors.
Iowa-based developer RPM Access says its Marshall Wind Energy LLC subsidiary has secured three long-term power purchase agreements totaling 65 MW with municipal organizations in Missouri and Kansas. Read more here.
Ameren Corp. is building a 100-mile transmission that would run through a corner of northeast Missouri, from the Iowa border through Kirksville to Palmyra. This line is part of the proposals to help improve the MISO grid and deliver power from wind to more regions. Read about it in the St. Louis Dispatch
A plan for a large wind farm in NW Missouri was rejected due to its proposed location in a migratory bird path.
Kansas City Star link