JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Public Service Commission (PSC) tackled multiple issues related to Kansas City Power and Light Company’s (KCP&L) renewable energy standard compliance reports at its weekly agenda meeting Wednesday.
The PSC approved two compliance reports from KCP&L and Greater Missouri Operations Company for 2018 and two notices for 2019 plans. Commissioners noted KCP&L had addressed concerns raised by the Office of the Public Counsel.
“The commission is not requiring additional information or deficiencies to be addressed in the next compliance report. However, the companies have submitted information that complies with the commission’s rules, but I will say that I would prefer in the future that the companies provide the information in a format that makes it easier for customers to easily identify how much energy is being provided by renewable sources and exactly what that impact is on the bill,” PSC Chairman Ryan Silvey said.
Commissioners also approved a stipulation and agreement for Ameren’s annual Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) reports as required by its Cycle 2 Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) plan.
Additionally, Ameren Missouri announced this week it plans to construct solar generation facilities in Sullivan, Utica, and Washington counties. The PSC set an intervention deadline of Sept. 23 as Ameren seeks certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction.
“At Ameren Missouri, we’re leading the region with this technology. These non-traditional solutions are expected to benefit customers by increasing reliability, growing the amount of renewable energy generation on the grid, and investing in the communities we call home,” Michael Moehn, chairman and president of Ameren Missouri, said in a statement.
Ameren said it’s investing $68 million in its “Solar + Storage” project as part of its Smart Energy Plan.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter with The Missouri Times and The Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the newspaper in 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City. Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has covered political campaigns across the U.S. and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa. She is a native of Missouri who studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Contact Kaitlyn at email@example.com.