Category: PSC

This Week in the Missouri PSC: November 16, 2017

Commission weighs in on how to handle alleged issues with Empire’s hedging practices JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With their chairman returned this week, the Missouri Public Service Commission knocked out five orders before delving into the topic of a prudence review of Empire District Electric Company’s fuel adjustment clause, or […]

States still trying to find the answer to electric vehicle charging station demands

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Did the Missouri Public Service Commission get it wrong with the decision regarding electric vehicle charging stations? A recent tweet from one of the commissioners indicates that he might believe so. Great @Forbes article highlighting how @MissouriPSC got this issue wrong: https://t.co/yWfOvRREKb — Scott Rupp (@Scott_Rupp) […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: November 1, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission is closer to completing their review of the rules and statutes as ordered by Gov. Eric Greitens, with staff estimating to fully complete the project and send it to the Governor’s Office by the end of the year. During the latest […]

Grain Belt Express files for appeal with Missouri Supreme Court

Wind Farm in Midwest, Credit Howard Rowe

JEFFERSON CITY – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to take up its case. The company on Monday filed their application for transfer of the appeal with the Eastern District Court of Appeals, following the Missouri Public Service Commission’s rejection of a request for […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: October 25, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Perhaps the best way to sum up the latest agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission is to define the word “quantifiable.” During Wednesday’s weekly agenda meeting, the commission dealt with three case discussions concerning special contemporary issues for KCP&L G-MO, KCP&L, and Empire in […]

Renew Missouri calls on legislature to look into grid modernization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Renew Missouri is applauding the Missouri Public Service Commission for seeking input on the concept of distributive energy resources (DER). Back in September, the PSC issued an order asking parties to answer questions about the concept, which uses technology and tools to break down the larger […]

PSC rule changes seek to add broadband to USF offering, but jurisdiction questioned by providers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In this day and age, access has become everything. Broadband has gone from being a luxury to a necessity in both our economy and social lives. There’s been a push at the federal level for years to expand broadband, as well as a statewide effort. In […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: October 19, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For those people who have been closely following the merger of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy, the next steps have now been set in Missouri. In Thursday’s agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the PSC set a procedural schedule, outlining the next steps […]

Grain Belt Appeals PSC decision asks Court of Appeals to reestablish Commission’s authority

Wind Farm in Midwest, Credit Howard Rowe

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the latest chapter in Grain Belt Express Clean Line’s journey to Missouri, former Gov. Jay Nixon has filed a Notice of Appeal still hoping to gain a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) from the PSC. The Notice directs the PSC to submit the records […]