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.
|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|
|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 Description||Brief Description||Lead Staff/Additional Staff Contact(s)|
|Commission Scheduling Matters||–||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||External Litigation||Brueggemann, Harden|
Rachael Herndon was the editor at The Missouri Times and also produced This Week in Missouri Politics, published Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosted the #MoLeg podcast. She joined The Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.