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This Week in the PSC: January 9, 2019

  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Public Service Commission worked through four agenda items on January 9, 2019. In the public meeting that last roughly 20 minutes, the commission approved a procedural schedule, two new rate changes, and an order regarding a Missouri Supreme Court Mandate.

The commission approved Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company requests to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line-item on customer bills, allows KCP&L to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act.

According to the filings, a KCP&L residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will see the charge decrease by approximately $4.07 a month, effective February 1, 2019. A KCP&L-GMO residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will see the charge decrease by approximately $4.24 a month, effective February 1, 2019.

The PSC set a procedural schedule relatings to Ameren Missouri’s Cost Allocation Manual rate case.

The commission also approved an order stemming from a mandate from the Missouri Supreme Court. In accordance with a July 3, 2018, supreme court opinion, the PSC authorized Ameren Missouri to recalculate (subject only to verification of the accuracy of the recalculation) its performance incentive award for the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015, and further authorized to include the resulting sum for recovery in the appropriate Rider EEIC adjustment filings.

The next PSC agenda meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2019.