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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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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

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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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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,

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Letter to the Editor: Monopoly electric utilities are at it again

Over 40 high paid lobbyists employed by Ameren, KCP&L and other electric providers have once again descended upon the capitol building. Their mission is to convince legislators to force the Public Service Commission (PSC) to change their rate making authority and oversight of these money hungry monopolies with passage of Senate Bill 190. Widely known

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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,”

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 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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Illuminating Issues of Grid Cybersecurity

By Joseph Abrenio   About the Author Joseph Abrenio serves as Vice President of Commercial Services for Delta Risk LLC, where he advises clients in multiple commercial industries, including healthcare, legal, insurance, and retail, on cyber risk mitigation and management. Mr. Abrenio develops and manages enterprise cyber risk assessments and facilitates cyber breach exercises focusing

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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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