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PSC Staff opens investigation into retail solar rebates

   

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the Public Service Commission denied a motion to compel at last week’s meeting, PSC Staff has opened a case to investigate the solar rebate payment compliance of Ameren Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L – Greater Missouri Operation in regard to retail account holders.

PSC Staff confirmed with The Missouri Times after last week’s meeting that the Commission did not view the submitted motions related to KCP&L GMO’s solar rebates as “appropriate at this time” causing the denial of the motion to compel.

In a release yesterday, the PSC said a motion from Staff shared that it is responding to informal complaints and other correspondence from retail account holders and solar generation installers regarding the PSC’s 30-day requirement for solar rebates.

“In its motion, the PSC Staff said it plans to request information not only from the electric company, but also from retail account holders that have installed solar generation systems interconnected with the electric systems of Kansas City Power & Light Company, KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company and Ameren Missouri, as well as the related solar generation installers,” read the release.

Staff has until October 6 to file a final or status report regarding their investigation. The PSC does not comment on open investigations.