Utilities articles

psc-feature11

PSC orders Great Plains to file application in merger case

PSC orders Great Plains to file application in merger case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday ordered Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GPE) to file an application seeking the commission’s approval of a merger between GPE and Westar Energy, Inc.  The order stems from a complaint filed by the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) against GPE, which alleged that GPE violated a

PSC

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

natural gas meters

Opponents increase rhetoric as infrastructure investments move forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the first time in years, the issues of solar energy and electric grid modernization are gaining momentum toward removing regulations for private investment to begin in the state. However, opponents are ratcheting up the rhetoric with increasingly extreme attacks. Sen. Ed Emery and Rep. Rocky Miller both introduced several similar

Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 10.04.25 AM

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

PSC

PSC welcomes new OPC head in short agenda meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission’s weekly agenda meeting lasted just 12 minutes Wednesday, with just two tariffs and new orders appearing before the commissioners. The PSC welcomed Hampton Williams, who was recently appointed to the Office of Public Counsel by Gov. Eric Greitens and will start on Monday, Feb. 13. Williams

L. Craig Dowdy joins Morris, Manning & Martin to create Energy & Utilities practice

Washington, D.C. – Utility executive L. Craig Dowdy has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP as a Partner. He will create an Energy & Utilities Practice, working in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington D.C. offices. Dowdy was most recently Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing for Spire Inc. in St. Louis, Mo.

Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist weighs in on Emery and Miller’s energy infrastructure bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two proposed energy bills in the Missouri legislature have been heavily debated in the past few weeks, as they seek to upgrade the state’s electric grid and adjust rate mechanisms. SB 190, filed by Sen. Ed Emery, and HB 628, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller, both seek to implement these changes,

psc-feature11

PSC denies OPC requests for rehearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the cancellation of last week’s meeting, the Missouri Public Service Commission returned Wednesday for an afternoon agenda meeting. Just four orders and new tariffs appeared before the commission, which the commissioners swiftly dealt with. The first matter before the commission was in the case of Ridge Creek Development, L.L.C. The

Rocky Miller

Miller’s utility bill looks to benefit customers and utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rocky Miller and the House Committee on Utilities are one of the few committees who have not met yet, but it’s for a good reason. Miller says that they’re looking to the Senate in an attempt to be more productive with their time. “We really want to follow their lead,”

Wind Farm in Midwest, Credit Howard Rowe

Grain Belt Express gets support from unlikely sources

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A number of businesses and groups have thrown their hats into the ring in support of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line. The organizations, which have opposed big energy projects in the past, filed testimony with the Missouri Public Service Commission, citing millions of dollars in lower energy costs for Missourians. Among

Top