The Public Service Commission has released its report on AmerenUE power outages stemming from July’s severe weather in St. Louis and the eastern part of the state. PSC Chairman Jeff Davis says several recommendations were made, one of them dealing with vegetation near power lines. The PSC report calls on Ameren to enhance its tree-trimming program to provide for greater removal of large limbs and trees near power lines. Davis points out the report also states there is no way that Ameren could have removed all the vegetation that would have blown into lines. July’s storms knocked out power to more than 600,000 homes and businesses in Missouri.
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