This Week in the Missouri PSC: Oct. 17, 2018

   

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission made short work of this week’s agenda meeting, powering through five new items before diving into discussion on three cases.

The commission denied two appeals and approved orders as written for Laclede Gas Company, also referred to as Spire Missouri.

The appeals were regarding PSC orders that didn’t require Spire to return to customers certain costs improperly recovered through the Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharges of its two operating units, Missouri Gas Energy and Laclede Gas Service.

The PSC unanimously denied the applications for rehearing and approved the September 20th orders as written.

Also approved was a non-unanimous stipulation and agreement with Ameren Missouri settling final EM&V for the 2017, Cycle 2 program year.

The Empire District Gas Company was given approval for new tariffs that would base rate revenue by $773,566 on a going-forward basis. For a residential customer, natural gas rates will drop by approximately 1.7 cents per Ccf (per 100 cubic feet) of natural gas.

The PSC also overturned the North American Numbering Plan Administrator’s Decision to withhold numbering resources from the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

 

Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at alisha@themissouritimes.com.