15 Missouri communities served by Sho-Me Power forced to look for new power supply
Proposals in Congress to rein in carbon dioxide emissions believed to be contributing to man-made global climate change have brought any plans to build or invest in new coal-burning power plants to a halt.
"Looking 20 years out, it gets very difficult to do that in today's environment," Hartman said. "It's an uncertain future on coal and it takes a few years to build (a plant)."
January 24, 2010
by Chad Livengood
Co-op scaling back on selling electricity
In late spring, 100 turbines at the state's fourth wind farm in northwest Missouri will start going online, almost doubling the output of the other three farms combined.
The electricity will flow across the grid to the customers of Springfield-based Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., which serves 51 cooperatives across rural Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma.
But after 2013, the wind-generated power likely won't flow into homes and businesses in Cabool, Mansfield, Waynesville and a dozen other small communities across southern Missouri.
Marshfield-based Sho-Me Power sent notices to the 15 communities in December saying it can no longer sell them... [continue via Web link]