Midwest power

Jeffrey Tomich



Jeffrey is a St. Louis-based reporter covering the Midwest power sector for Energywire. Focus areas include the shift by coal-dependent states to cleaner energy sources and the evolution of the utility business model in response to new technologies. Before joining E&E News, Jeffrey was the energy and environment reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he won a SABEW award for a story on the Iowa ethanol boom. He also covered energy for Bloomberg News. A native of Houston, he is a Tulane University graduate with a double major in English and economics.

Latest Stories


Chargers bring EVs to Midwest, but cost recovery's elusive

While there's no disagreement that electrification of the transportation system can help utilities better use the grid to the benefit of all consumers, policymakers in Missouri and elsewhere have tied themselves in knots trying to figure out the appropriate role for monopoly utilities.


Former Mo. governor pleads case to save $2.3B Clean Line

ST. LOUIS — Arguing his first case since returning to practicing law, former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a panel of state appellate court judges yesterday that the Public Service Commission erred in rejecting a $2.3 billion Grain Belt Express transmission line that would bisect the state.