JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Public Service Commission approved a handful of orders at its weekly meeting Wednesday, including tariff changes from Spire Missouri expected to save consumers money.
The PSC approved an order requiring multiple motions to compel for Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) Greater Missouri Operations Company. Other motions weren’t approved because the information would already be available to the Office of the Public Counsel, the PSC said.
The commission also approved a final order of rulemaking regarding liquified natural gas facilities and an order regarding a variance for Ameren Missouri to allow customers to participate in an upcoming program.
Additionally, the PSC approved tariffs from Spire Missouri that reduce the natural gas rates of customers beginning April 5. Specifically, the changes stem from the Weather Normalization Adjustment Rider which authorizes adjustments based on weather variations, according to the commission.
The commission noted the changes are expected to save customers money.
“Under state law, the commission may authorize a natural gas utility to make rate adjustments outside of a general rate case to reflect non-gas revenue effects of increases or decreases in residential and commercial customer usage, but only if the revenue effects are due to variations in either weather, conservation, or both,” the PSC explained in a news release.
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