Hearings start today on July power outage
By Matt Sepic, KWMU
st. Louis, MO – Missouri's utility regulator, the Public Service Commission, will hold its first of a number of public hearings today (Tuesday) over this summer's big power outage. The hearing starts at 5:30 at Hazelwood East High School.
The PSC is due to release a report on the July outage in mid November.
PSC spokesman Kevin Kelly says the investigation is looking at Ameren's storm readiness-including tree trimming. He says it's also examining its customer service operations after the storm.
"The staff is looking at how the company was prepared for the storm, and how the company reacted to the storm once it occurred, as far as their facilities and contacting the customer and getting service restored to that customer," Kelly said.
The final report from the PSC could include orders that Ameren make changes to its operations