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Weather Forecast

Friday May 15 - Cloudy with thunderstorms.  Winds out of the West/Southwestat 6 mph with gusts up to 13 mph.  High of 78 degrees.

Saturday May 16 - Few thunderstorms.  Winds out of the South at 6 mph with gusts up to 10 mph.  High of 75 degrees.

Sunday May 17 - Partly sunny, windy and warmer.  Winds out of the Southwest at 18 mph with gusts up to 28 mph.  High of 78 degrees.

Monday May 18 - Breezy and cooler with lots of sunshine.  Winds out of the North/Northwest at 16 mph with gusts up to 23 mph.  High of 64 degrees.

Tuesday May 19 - Partly sunny.  Winds out of the East/Northeast at 8 mph with gusts up to 13 mph.  High of 64 degrees.

Categorizing Catastrophic Events

To keep members up to date, Atchison-Holt Electric has 3 categories of events.  Below, each category is summarized.  This will be updated daily to keep you informed.  You may also check our Facebook page to keep up to date on outages.

Category 1, Blue – Includes local incidents and normal day to day operations.  Adverse weather is unlikely in this category.  Will require no additional staffing; normal crew requirements.  Less than 100 members impacted and will last less than one day.

Category 2, Orange – Includes region wide incidents or incidents that require more than 24/7 operations.  Adverse weather is possible or likely.  Normal crews may be sufficient but mutual aid or contractors may be required.  More than 100 but less than 500 members impacted and could last approximately 1-3 days.

Category 3, Red – Major storm, wildfire, flooding, earthquake, pandemic, terrorist attack or major media event.  Extreme weather possible or likely.  All local crews, mutual aid and other resources will be required.  More than 500 members impacted and could last more than 3 days.


 

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The Member Alliance Program is a core group of members who will volunteer to take a stand for the Co-op when we need it most. We're asking you to remind our elected officials who they're supposed to be representing.

As a MAP member, we are going to make sure you have all the information you need so that when the Co-op Nation is threatened, you'll be educated and confident to act. It may be something simple like signing your name on a petition to talking to your neighbors about the issues or just knowing which candidates support the cooperative way of life when you go to vote.

 

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Plug in to the power of your Touchstone Energy Cooperative membership.


As your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, we strive to provide dependable electricity at a competitive cost to every member. But as a member, you have the power. The power to have a voice in how the co-op is run. To energize and enhance your life with affordable electricity. To save money through responsible energy use and a community of connections. The power is all yours. It’s up to you to turn it on. Learn More

 

 

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Protecting our energy supply: Missouri House votes to give state new authority

With the federal government moving toward greater regulation of greenhouse gas—regulation that threatens to shutter critical power generation sources—the Missouri House has taken action to protect our state’s interests.

In 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to combat the effects of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. Toward this goal, he directed the EPA to promulgate rules regulating emissions for new and existing coal-fired power plants.

The rules for new power plant construction were released in January. They effectively prohibit the construction of new coal power plants until technology is developed to capture and store emissions underground. Such technology is years, or perhaps decades, from being ready for mainstream power generation — if ever.

Expectations are that the new regulations for existing power plants will be released in June. If these restrictions follow the path of the restrictions on new power plants, Missouri’s energy supply could be in danger.

Nearly 85 percent of Missouri’s electrical energy needs are supplied by coal. The new regulations might force many of Missouri’s existing coal plants into retirement, leaving the state with nothing to fill the energy void.

The result will be a dramatic increase in energy costs across the board. Missouri consumers can expect direct increases of at least 25 – 35 percent for energy usage, and even more from non-direct economic impacts. The price of goods and services will soar dramatically as consumers absorb the increased costs of production and distribution that result from a forced reduction in energy output.

To help protect against this, the Missouri House has passed House Bill 1631. This bill would allow Missouri to exert the full force of its authority under the Clean Air Act to make regulatory decisions locally that are in the best interest of our state. It charges the state’s Air Conservation Commission to develop emissions standards and compliance schedules—rather than wait for the federal Environmental Protection Agency to specify these for Missouri.

“At the end of the day, we think Missouri is in a better position to determine that rather than bureaucrats in Washington,” said bill sponsor Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff.

The House passed the bill by a wide margin.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports this legislation and is closely watching how the EPA chooses to issue future regulations. We will keep our members informed.

 
 

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