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PSC to order Great Plains Energy to file acquisition applications in Westar merger

PSC to order Great Plains Energy to file acquisition applications in Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six tariffs and new orders appeared on the docket of this week’s meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission, but the major item of discussion in Thursday’s meeting concerned the case of Midwest Energy Consumers Group v. Great Plains Energy, which centers around KCPL’s acquisition of Westar. “If you look at

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Commissioner Rupp takes energy education to a new level with new website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Missouri lawmaker Scott Rupp has now spent roughly three years serving as a commissioner on the Missouri Public Services Commission (PSC), and though his contributions to Missouri, especially in the world of utilities, have been many, his latest may be one of his best. Rupp has taken on an additional

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PSC approves Ameren Missouri’s ISRS shutdown, customers could see credit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Customers of Ameren Missouri could soon see a small one-time credit added to their bill because the company filed a tariff with the Missouri Public Service Commission, seeking to revise their infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) values. The revisions reset the company’s values to zero, effectively eliminating the ISRS. Because of

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PSC approves Ameren Missouri grid investment with eye towards the future

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday approved five new orders and tariffs in a 10-minute period, one of which granted a 2.8 percent rate increase for Ameren Missouri. Ameren Missouri filed the tariff to recover the cost of its Cycle 2 Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) programs, which

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PSC returns after holiday break, bids Hassani adieu

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission returned from the holiday break for the first agenda meeting of the year on Wednesday, quickly working through the listed items in a short 28-minute session. The hotly debated topic of the acquisition of Westar Energy, Inc. by Great Plains Energy Incorporated continues to show up

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PSC files proposed MEEIA revisions with Secretary of State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission is looking to update the definitions concerning demand side programs with three newly proposed rules and amendments. The proposed rules, filed on December 27 with the Secretary of State’s Office, are now posted on the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board’s website, along with statements on how

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Shareholders supporting Ameren, KCPL energy efficiency goals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Regardless of the global warming debate, new pressure from investors and government rule makers may have benefits for Missouri utilities and consumers. Ameren Missouri and Kansas City Power & Light are two such companies in Missouri under pressure to make the transition to more efficient energy. Both companies have not only spent time researching the

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PSC wraps up final agenda meeting of 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission finished a grueling eight-stop schedule of public hearing on the Grain Belt transmission lines last week, and with the Christmas break and the new year in sight, the PSC held the final agenda meeting of the year on Wednesday. Only four orders and one case discussion

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PSC lays out guidelines for new legislation on Missouri utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of in-depth research and study, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued its final report on how Missouri policies on electric utility regulation could be improved. And in doing so, they also laid a set of guidelines for the Missouri legislature on any future legislation on the issue. The

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PSC prepares for busy schedule, sets more hearings in Great Plains-Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It would only make sense for this week’s agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission to finish quickly. The PSC is bracing for a hectic schedule, with eight public hearings concerning the proposed Grain Belt Express Line taking place over the next two weeks. This week’s agenda meeting was moved to

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