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PSC approves evidentiary hearing dates in Great Plains merger case

PSC approves evidentiary hearing dates in Great Plains merger case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission continued their work this week in their mission to expedite the process in the matter of Great Plains’ acquisition of Westar. Having received Great Plains’ application two weeks ago, the commission sought to find available dates to allow the process to continue in hopes of quickly

Witnesses testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment during a hearing on Senate Bill 190.

Emery’s bill seeks to create Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Investment Act

Opponents call Emery’s utility bill ‘a solution without a problem’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Lounge was filled Wednesday afternoon with a number of stakeholders hoping to testify before the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment’s hearing on Senate Bill 190. SB 190, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, centers on

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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

Ameren president Warner Baxter, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Emily Heitman, Michael Moehn

Ameren, business leaders stress grid modernization at symposium

ST. LOUIS – When Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of Lambert St. Louis International Airport spoke at a symposium on grid modernization Thursday, she recalled the Good Friday Tornado of 2011 that damaged the main terminal of the airport and left thousands without power in North St. Louis County. Power crews from Ameren worked through the

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What is the smart grid and why doesn’t Missouri have one?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Despite most utilities’ efforts to become more efficient under state and federal mandates, Missouri continues to be one of four states left in the union without a smart grid – due to outdated regulations. “Though there has been legislation introduced that addresses these issues, for at least a decade, stakeholders have not

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PSC tackles 15 orders and tariffs before Thanksgiving holiday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission’s final meeting before the Thanksgiving holiday featured an unusually high amount of tariffs and new orders on the agenda. Although four of the members were only able to attend by phone, it didn’t take long for the commissioners to work through each order, approving all 15

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PSC approves renewable energy standard compliance reports

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Public Service Commission met Wednesday morning before veto session to resolve some business in a relatively short 40-minute meeting. The commission voted unanimously to approve the 13 tariffs and new orders filed for review. Chairman Daniel Hall was too sick to even call into Wednesday’s meeting, so the vote counts

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Senate utilities hearing opening door to grid mod

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment met Tuesday and Wednesday, hearing from consumer groups, utilities, and utility regulators. The committee, chaired by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, convened hoping to learn before tackling infrastructure investment again in the upcoming legislative session.  Emery hopes to see more progress in the General Assembly on

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Ameren files rate case in response to Noranda closing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ameren UE filed a rate case Friday with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) asking for a $206 million rate increase. The company proposes that $74 million would go to improving electric infrastructure while $51 million would offset the loss of Noranda sales. Another $34 million would go towards increased transmission costs.

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PSC denies transfer of customers from TNCI To Matrix

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed an application asking permission to transfer customers from TNCI Operating Co. to Matrix Telecom Wednesday morning. According to documentation on file with the commission, the application does not cite any authority requiring such permission, which prompted the PSC staff to recommend that the

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