Category: Utilities

Nucor to build new micro mill in Sedalia, creating more than 250 jobs

SEDALIA, Mo. – A new rebar micro mill is headed to Missouri, and it’s being backed by the largest steel producer in the nation. The company, Nucor, announced that it will be investing at least $250 million to build the mill in Sedalia, creating 255 full-time jobs paying an average […]

Missouri Retailers Association calls for compromise with energy legislation

MRA seeks three percent rate cap for utilities JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Retailers Association has long opposed legislation they felt would make it easier to increase utility rates, but now the organization is saying they will support some energy legislation – with a few conditions. In a letter […]

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 […]

Rep. Dohrman contributes to national security, EMP study

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the help of Rep. Dean Dohrman, the Kansas City-based American Leadership and Policy Foundation (ALPF) conducted a study to evaluate the dangers of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on America’s electrical grid. Their study was submitted to Congress and informed the Commission to Assess the […]

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 […]