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Powering Rural Missouri

Gr

eetings rural Missouri friends,


As the summer sun beats down throughout rural Missouri, it brings to light an essential element of our lives: our energy grid. This month, we spotlight the importance of a reliable energy grid, and the factors that can influence its reliability.


The Intensified Demand


Summertime in Missouri isn't just about barbecues and pool parties. With soaring temperatures, our homes and businesses demand more from our energy grid. Our air conditioners work double time, fans whirl throughout the day, and we use more water that needs to be pumped and purified. The heightened demand can strain our grid, especially in areas with aging infrastructure.


The Role of Fossil Fuels


Whether we're flipping the switch on our bedside lamp, or watching our favorite show on TV, we depend heavily on energy. While there's an increasing focus on renewable energy sources, fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, and oil continue to be the backbone of our energy matrix. They provide consistent power, independent of the weather or time of day.


For rural Missourians, this reliability isn't just a luxury—it's a necessity. From maintaining vital healthcare equipment to powering our businesses, the importance of a consistent energy supply cannot be understated. The continued use and development of fossil fuels ensure that this consistency remains in place.


Affordable and Reliable Internet


Beyond just lighting our homes, a steady energy supply is crucial to ensure rural Missourians stay connected to the digital world. In an age where almost everything has shifted online, from business meetings to doctor's appointments and school classes, a reliable internet connection has become as vital as any other utility.


Fossil fuels play a significant role in ensuring our digital infrastructure stays robust and resilient, even during peak demand times. Affordable and reliable internet isn't a luxury—it's a lifeline for our communities, ensuring we aren't left behind in the fast-paced digital age.


Our Commitment


Outstate MO is committed to ensuring that every rural Missourian's voice is heard. We understand the unique challenges we face, and we're tirelessly advocating for the resources and support needed to overcome them. Our promise is to stand up against any threat to our energy reliability, ensuring that our homes, businesses, and communities remain powered, connected, and thriving.


As the summer days continue, we encourage everyone to be energy-conscious. Turn off unused appliances, consider setting your thermostat a couple of degrees higher, and embrace energy-saving habits. By working together, we can ensure the reliability of our energy grid for years to come.


Stay cool, stay connected, and let's power forward together. Be sure to follow us on social below to stay up to date on all the things that impact rural Missouri.


Warm regards,


Outstate MO Team

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