Energy


Grain Belt Express progress on slow roll

The Grain Belt Express is starting to acquire land along its route spanning across nearly the width of both states. Despite the start, landowners, local officials and some Missouri lawmakers continue to push back, arguing the project will be destructive… more

Savion sells $264M solar project

Kansas City-based Savion LLC sold the 260-megawatt Brazoria West Solar Project in Texas to S&B USA for an undisclosed amount. Savion planned the project and got it ready for construction, which will begin in the next month or two at… more

Ferrellgas completes terms of prepackaged bankruptcy plan

Ferrellgas Partners LP has successfully completed the terms of a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan that have allowed the company to remain an employee-owned enterprise. Ferrellgas Partners is a holding company for its propane businesses. Operating partnership Ferrellgas LP was… more

KC-based Savion LLC enters renewable power purchase agreement with Target Corporation

Dubbed the Golden Buckle Solar Project, Kansas City-based Savion LLC will take part in the construction of a large Texas solar project that will deliver around 200 megawatts of power to Target Corporation. Earlier this month, Savion entered a renewable… more

Ferrellgas receives green light on $1.5B restructuring plan

On Friday, a judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the reorganization plan that allows the Overland Park-based holding company (OTC: FGPR) to refinance more than $1.5 billion in debt, including converting $357 million of… more

Kansas bill signed to prevent utility cost surge statewide

Wednesday night, Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill to protect Kansas cities from potential price surges in electricity bills caused by extremely cold temperatures in February. Senate Bill 88 establishes a $100 million low-interest loan program for municipal utilities facing… more

Platform Fuels hires former Ferrellgas CEO

Former CEO of Ferrellgas LP and CEO of Team Drive-Away, Steve Wambold, is leaving to become CEO at Platform Fuels. Wambold served as CEO at Ferrellgas from 2009 to 2016, putting in a total of 20 years with the Overland… more

Requirements expanded for Missouri energy aid program

Missouri residents who meet certain guidelines may be eligible for additional assistance to help pay for home utility costs this winter. Amid several days of bitter winter weather including severely-low temperatures, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced changes to the state’s… more

Ameren Missouri one of few with no scheduled outages for customers during record-low temps

A large area across western Missouri spreading across state lines is experiencing power interruption - much of it intentional - from electric utility companies. Electric energy providers such as Evergy, Independence Power & Light and more have began rolling power… more

Rolling outages hit metro on Monday to conserve power 

Local power and gas utilities are urging customers to turn the thermostat down despite the extreme cold. And after issuing that request over the weekend, the Southwest Power Pool has directed utility companies to begin rolling power outages. Customers have… more