Tag Archives: electricity

City Council Considers Utility Policy Changes

Sewer, storm water and three-phase electric service were all topics of discussion at the March meeting of the Memphis City Council as the board of aldermen discussed proposals to change municipal utility policies. Utility Superintendent Stacy Alexander presented a sample policy for mandating motor protection for three-phase electrical services. Under the policy, customers would be […]

Power Problems Addressed at January Memphis City Council Meeting

After a recent power outage resulted in problems for a number of Memphis households, the board of aldermen at the January 3rd city council meeting highlighted a need for the municipal electric department to refocus efforts on upgrading the system’s reliability. The line crew members explained that the December outage was a result of high […]

USDA Invests $12.3 Million in Northeast Missouri’s Rural Electric Infrastructure

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case announced a $12.3 million investment for the Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative Association to improve rural electric infrastructure in seven counties in northeast Missouri. “Investing in modern rural electric infrastructure increases economic opportunity and improves the quality of life in rural communities,” […]

Early Morning Crash Knocks Out Power Across Much of Memphis

An early morning car crash in Memphis knocked out electricity for a portion of the town on Sunday, January 21st and resulted in an extended power outage for several city utility customers. According to the Memphis Police Department,  the crash was believed to have occurred at 1:58 a.m. The crash was not reported, however the […]

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Shares Study Results on Impact of Increased Electricity Prices

A National Rural Electric Cooperative study reveals a 10 percent price increase could lead to 1.2 million jobs lost in 2021. (ARLINGTON, VA) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) released a new economic study detailing a devastating relationship between higher electricity prices and job losses. The study, Affordable Electricity: Rural America’s Economic Lifeline, […]