Category: Utilities

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: November 30, 2017

PSC sets schedules for ATXI, Liberty Utilities cases JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Five orders appeared before the Missouri Public Service Commission this week, returning to business the week after the Thanksgiving holiday. The first item approved by the commission was the establishment of a procedural schedule in Liberty Utilities’ tariff […]

Release: Legislation Reflects Consumers’ Call for Rate Caps, Modernizing Missouri’s Energy Grid

JEFFERSON CITY – On Dec. 1, State Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, will pre-file energy legislation for the upcoming 2018 Missouri legislative session. The bill is designed to ensure that any future increases in electric rates cannot exceed 3 percent per year on average. This legislation supports bending the cost curve […]

SEMO steel mill and smelter still waiting decision from companies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ latest post on social media regarding a steel mill heading to the Show-Me State left more than a few confused. News of a new rebar steel mill being built in Sedalia broke on Nov. 21, which Governor Greitens announced on Facebook. The […]

Missouri Grocers Association joins call for utility rate caps

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the idea of a utility rate cap is picking up some steam among some Missouri companies. Just last week, the Missouri Retailers Association issued a letter to the Missouri General Assembly calling for the institution of a three percent cap on electric rate […]

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) […]