This week in the PSC: December 19, 2018


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission met on December 19, 2018, approving six new orders and tariffs.

The commission unanimously approved GoSEMO, LLC requests to be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier for the purpose of receiving federal universal service support funds under the Lifeline program and high-cost support under the Connect America Fund.

GridLiance High Plains LLC was granted a certificate of convenience and necessity to to construct, own, install and maintain certain Southwest Power Pool mandated network upgrades to an approximately 1.25 mile-long 69 kilovolt electric transmission line in Christian County.

The commission approved Union Electric Company’s, doing business as Ameren Missouri, request to shorten the time for an interim rate reduction to become effective.

The interim rate reduction would reduce rates by $1.94 million on an annualized basis during the interim period pending the outcome of the general rate case. The rates will be effective January 2, 2019.

Pro Builders request to change its electric supplier from KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company to Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc. was unanimously approved.

The commission also set a hearing for March 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. for a proposed rule. The rule would prescribe safety standards for liquefied natural gas facilities used in the transportation of gas by the pipeline that is subject to the pipeline safety standards.