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PSC approves fuel adjustment charge change for Empire

  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission held a quick agenda meeting today, approving new tariffs for Empire Electric Company to change fuel adjustment rates. The fuel adjustment charge (FAC) for consumers is a charge to recover the cost of fuel to generate electricity by the servicing company.

Empire proposed adjusting the FAC to reflect fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of March through August.  Empire also filed a second case (EO-2015-0086) to reflect the annual FAC true-up for the period ending May 31, 2014.  For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (1,000 kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, Empire states these two filings will result in the FAC decreasing by approximately $0.65 a month. The change will take effect in December 2014.

The commission will meet on Monday the 24th at 1:00 p.m. for the last agenda meeting of November. Hearings will take place around the state as regularly scheduled, including another hearing regarding the Grainbelt Express Clean Line today.

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Liberty, Missouri on November 20, 2014, to receive customer comment in a sewer rate case filed by Central Rivers Wastewater Utility, Inc. and  in Sedalia, Missouri on November 19, 2014, to receive customer comment in a case filed by West 16th Street Sewer Company, W.P.C. Sewer Company, Village Water and Sewer Company, Inc. and Raccoon Creek Utility Operating Company, Inc.

The meeting ended with a closed session before adjourning.

Agenda

Tariff and New Orders
Item No. Case/Tracking No. Company Name/Brief Description Lead Staff/Additional Staff Contact(s)
1. ER-2015-0085 Empire District Electric Company, The — Order Approving Tariff to Change Fuel Adjustment Clause Rates Burton
2. EO-2015-0086 Empire District Electric Company, The — Order Approving Fuel Adjustment Clause True-Up Burton
3. EO-2012-0142 Union Electric Company — Order Regarding Motions to Strike Testimony Woodruff
4. GR-2015-0109 Empire District Gas Company, The — Order Approving Tariff Woodruff
5. GS-2013-0400 Missouri Gas Energy (Laclede) — Order Regarding Motion to Authorize Depositions of Staff Members Woodruff
6. GR-2014-0086 Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc. — Order Correcting Report and Order Woodruff
Case Discussion
Item No. Case No. Company Name/Brief Description Lead Staff/Additional Staff Contact(s)
1. SR-2014-0247 Central Rivers Wastewater Utility, Inc. — Case Discussion: Local Public Hearing Nov. 20 in Liberty, MO Burton
Other Discussion
Other Description Brief Description Lead Staff/Additional Staff Contact(s)
Commission Scheduling Matters Kenney (Robert)
Legislation Kenney (Robert)
Budget Kenney (Robert)
Other North American Renewables Registry (APX, Inc.) contract renewal Eubanks, Beck
Other Publications – September and October 2014 Cases Woodruff
Closed Session Kenney (Robert)
Litigation Kenney (Robert)
Litigation External Litigation Brueggemann, Harden
Personnel Kenney (Robert)