This Week in the PSC: January 3, 2019

  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission worked through five agenda items during their first meeting of 2019, denying two applications for rehearing, approving new rates, and approving an application for a telecommunications carrier.

The regular agenda meeting got underway on Thursday morning, where the commissioners worked their the agenda items in less than half an hour.

Ameren Missouri was denied their application for a rehearing in their request to to establish a Renewable Energy Standard Cost Recovery Mechanism in conjunction with the application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct and operate a wind generation facility.

The Public Service Commission did approve changes to that will adjust Ameren Missouri’s fuel and purchased power adjustment charge as well as the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge.

Under the filings approved by the commission, a typical residential customer will see the FAC drop by approximately $2.15 a month (from $1.96 a month to a refund of $0.19 a month) and the EEIC drop by approximately $3.33 a month (from $3.74 a month to $0.41 a month). The two reductions total approximately $5.48 a month and will take effect on January 25, 2019.

Aristotle Unified Communications’ request to be designate as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier was approved.

The commission also denied a rehearing regarding Missouri-American Water Company’s application to establish an infrastructure system replacement surcharge.

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.