False News Stories about Power Grid Shutdown

Good afternoon!
We have received numerous calls this afternoon related to false news stories about a power grid shut down, stemming from an internet rumor and misinformation of a planned Department of Defense exercise.  More information can be found here
Ameren takes cybersecurity threats to our nation and our industry very seriously.  We are committed to doing what is prudent to protect the energy delivery and generation assets serving our customers.  For more than a decade, Ameren has been strengthening our cybersecurity defenses to protect our electric and gas systems.  We are actively engaged with federal, state and local agencies, and routinely attend classified briefings to remain aware of the latest threats.  We continue to make meaningful investments in our cyber infrastructure to ensure safe and reliable operations.
We want to reinforce the claims of a national power grid shutdown circulating online are FALSE.  More information about these false claims may be found at https://www.snopes.com/dod-drill-coincide-november-demonstrations/
Have a safe weekend!
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