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PSC gives update on Clean Line case, slaps Summit with $75k fine

PSC gives update on Clean Line case, slaps Summit with $75k fine

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than a few eyes took notice of the listed agenda issued the day before the Missouri Public Service Commission, which included an item that many had been waiting for: the case on the Grain Belt transmission lines. The item in question concerned a notice regarding the case status for the

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Attendance hits a new low at Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With members of the legislature being called back into a special session, it stood to reason that the attendance in Governor Eric Greitens’ Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes would drop from an already lowered attendance rate. But Tuesday’s hearing, which was moved from the usual Monday afternoon time, saw just

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This Week in the Missouri PSC: May 17, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission may have been down a member, but it surely did not slow them down as they rolled through four new tariffs and orders on Wednesday morning. With Chairman Daniel Hall presiding in person, Commissioners Bill Kenney, Stephen Stoll and Scott Rupp all attended the agenda meeting

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PSC finds compromise in KCPL rate case, still says they lack authority on EV stations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Power & Light will receive an electric rate increase thanks to a decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission on their rate request. The PSC this week ruled that KCPL should receive a rate increase of $32.5 million to reflect their increased costs of providing service to more than

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PSC compels Empire to fulfill OPC data requests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week’s meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission only featured two tariffs and new orders. The PSC on Wednesday approved an agreement authorizing Laclede Gas Company, to adjust their infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of their natural gas customers for both Laclede Gas and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE).

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PSC declares it does not have EVF authority

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the Missouri Public Service Commission will not be regulating electric vehicle charging stations in Missouri. The PSC on Wednesday denied a request by Ameren for a pilot program to install and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the Interstate 70 corridor, saying they lack the statutory authority

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Kansas regulators deny Great Plains-Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a stunning move, Kansas regulators denied Great Plains Energy’ acquisition of Westar Energy. The proposed $12.2 billion sale would have allowed for the acquisition of Kansas’ largest electric company by a Missouri utility company. The decision came down Wednesday afternoon, as the Kansas Corporation Commission delivered their verdict in what

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PSC approves Ameren R&D plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an order Thursday that would allow Ameren Missouri to implement some changes in the MEEIA program, granting the right to use approximately $1.5 million for research and development. Under the stipulation, about $400,000 of the R&D budget will be invested to implement and evaluate the effectiveness

RELEASE: Fate of Missouri’s largest clean energy project up to state regulators

Walmart, Missouri municipalities, Missouri industrial energy consumers make the case for Grain Belt Express with Missouri PSC JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2017) – Last week, Missouri municipalities, Walmart, the Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers and others made their case to Missouri regulators in support of a market-based infrastructure project that would bring low-cost energy to

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PSC takes steps to change rules to improve transparency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With a busy week centered around hearings on the Grain Belt Express line, the Missouri Public Service Commission carved out time Wednesday afternoon to sign off on four tariffs and new orders. The PSC’s first order of business was to take up an order of rulemaking in regards to the confidential

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