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PSC welcomes new OPC head in short agenda meeting

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

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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

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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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Emery’s bills look to modernize Missouri utility grids and rate adjustments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With talks of reform echoing throughout the Capitol in the wake of a new administration, one area of reform that has been quietly in the works is that of regulatory reform for utility infrastructure. A recent report issued by the Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment (SIRI) found

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Questions arise if OPC complaint was politically motivated

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On April 26th, two documents were filed a block away from each other and now, seven months later, there is a dispute arising over whether or not they were related. In the Capitol, Rep. Rocky Miller’s HB 2689, which would reform some of the government regulations Missouri utility companies are forced

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OPC complaint against Laclede stayed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Office of Public Counsel (OPC) has asked for a formal stay in their investigation of Laclede Gas. James Owen, the acting director of the OPC, said that they have actually found enough evidence supporting their initial complaint against the natural gas supplier, but they want to pursue the findings while

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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.

PSC denies request for Missouri-American Water ISRS rehearing

Office of Public Council files appeal   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In one of the shortest agenda meetings of the year, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) denied a request from the Office of Public Council (OPC) for a rehearing on a recently approved Infrastructure System Replacement Charge (ISRS) based on a procedural issue. OPC has

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PSC prepares for a week of Empire Electric hearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) will be focusing on a case regarding increased rates for Empire District Electric Company consumers this week, starting with a technical conference tomorrow in the Governor’s Office Building and ending with a public hearing on Friday. Case ER-2014-0351, regards Empire Electric’s authority to file tariffs to

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