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Kansas regulators deny Great Plains-Westar merger

Kansas regulators deny Great Plains-Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a stunning move, Kansas regulators denied Great Plains Energy’ acquisition of Westar Energy. The proposed $12.2 billion sale would have allowed for the acquisition of Kansas’ largest electric company by a Missouri utility company. The decision came down Wednesday afternoon, as the Kansas Corporation Commission delivered their verdict in what

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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

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KCP&L’s track to become Fortune 500 company needs one last Missouri OK, as long as that comes quickly

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – KCP&L’s path to acquiring Westar and together making them Missouri’s newest Fortune 500 company was always going to be challenging, but elected leaders on both sides of the state line were confident that the two companies were better together with Kansas City headquarters than both being acquired and owned by companies

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Great Plains files application, PSC sets intervention deadline

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Less than a week after being ordered to file an acquisition application by the Missouri Public Service Commission, Great Plains Energy (GPE) filed the required paperwork seeking the commission’s approval for an estimated $12.2 billion merger. The PSC unanimously approved an order on Wednesday, Feb. 22 that required GPE to file

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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

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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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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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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

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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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