Category: PSC

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 […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: October 4, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission’s schedule is picking back up, though the docket of their weekly agenda meeting may have appeared rather sparse. Only one tariff or new order filled this week’s meeting, though three items were listed for case discussion. Rather, the PSC’s time and […]

Missouri-American Water case could change how Missouri decides rates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new rate case proposal from Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) could drastically change the way rate cases are handled in the Show-Me State if the Missouri Public Service Commission signs off. That’s because MAWC is proposing to use a future test year to base their water […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: Sept. 27, 2017

PSC looks to aid small utilities by streamlining rate case process JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – All seats were filled at this week’s agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission. Five orders and new tariffs filled the docket, as well as one item for case discussion. The commission on Wednesday […]

What’s next for the Great Plains-Westar merger?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A proposed buyout between Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy proved to be a hotly contested item this year, eventually seeing the companies turn about-face and transform the deal into a merger. In July, Great Plains announced the merger of equals, which would create a new Fortune […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: Sept. 19, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – All eyes were on one item in Tuesday’s PSC agenda meeting, waiting to see if the commission would change their minds and grant a rehearing in the case for Clean Line Energy’s proposed Grain Belt Express project. Clean Line asks for rehearing from PSC It only […]

Clean Line asks for rehearing from PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a month since the Missouri Public Service Commission denied the Grain Belt Express’ application for a certificate of convenience and necessity for the third time, but Clean Line Energy isn’t done by any means. This week, the PSC is scheduled to review an order […]