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PSC approves Ameren Missouri grid investment with eye towards the future

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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Bill Kenney to be inducted in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Bill Kenney has a long list of accomplishments in his lifetime, whether it be as a business owner, athlete, or politician. Soon, he will be adding one more achievement to the list: his induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Kenney famously quarterbacked for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1980

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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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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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Staff won’t get in the way of Westar acquisition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Great Plains-Westar merger can go forward without a complaint from the Public Service Commission Staff. Staff filed a notice Wednesday that they had negotiated an agreement with Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light Company and would not be filing a complaint. Great Plains Energy is the holding

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PSC asks Staff for update on Westar/Great Plains merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission asked Staff to file whether they intend to file a complaint against Westar/Great Plains in their merger or at the very least a status update so they don’t delay the acquisition. Chairman Daniel Hall said he does not want the process delaying the sale, but he

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Deadline for intervenors to apply in Clean Line case passes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the Grain Belt Express Clean Line seeks regulatory approval at the Missouri Public Service Commission, Wednesday marked the deadline for applications to intervene in the case. A number of applications were submitted by groups supporting the project as part of a broad coalition of support and endorsements the group has

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Empire acquisition by Liberty approved, with clean energy provisions

This week, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the merger between Canada’s Liberty Utilities and The Empire District Electric Company. Liberty can now acquire all of Empire’s stock. As part of the settlement agreement, Empire agreed to some clean energy provisions. Empire will propose a new energy efficiency portfolio under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment

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