Tag: energy

Ameren Missouri presents plan to invest $1B in renewables

Smart grid needed next to support increased consumer demand for renewables JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ameren Missouri has unveiled an ambitious plan to increase the amount of wind and solar generation, and in the process, cut their carbon emissions by massive amounts. In the company’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), filed […]

Threats grow as hackers turn eyes on new target: utility providers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The threat of hacking has become an ever-looming danger to companies and governments across the world with each day, as new technology continues to arrive. But as the technology keeps changing, so does the target of the hackers. The latest victim of attacks seems to be […]

Missouri loses ground on regulatory credit ratings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems that the Show-Me State may not be standing on as firm ground as some had thought when it comes to Missouri’s regulatory environment. While lawmakers debated a number of bills during the legislative session and special sessions, the Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) dropped the […]

PSC orders Great Plains to file application in merger case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday ordered Great Plains Energy Incorporated (GPE) to file an application seeking the commission’s approval of a merger between GPE and Westar Energy, Inc.  The order stems from a complaint filed by the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) against GPE, which […]

PSC to order Great Plains Energy to file acquisition applications in Westar merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six tariffs and new orders appeared on the docket of this week’s meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission, but the major item of discussion in Thursday’s meeting concerned the case of Midwest Energy Consumers Group v. Great Plains Energy, which centers around KCPL’s acquisition of […]

Opponents increase rhetoric as infrastructure investments move forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For the first time in years, the issues of solar energy and electric grid modernization are gaining momentum toward removing regulations for private investment to begin in the state. However, opponents are ratcheting up the rhetoric with increasingly extreme attacks. Sen. Ed Emery and Rep. Rocky […]

Commissioner Rupp takes energy education to a new level with new website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former Missouri lawmaker Scott Rupp has now spent roughly three years serving as a commissioner on the Missouri Public Services Commission (PSC), and though his contributions to Missouri, especially in the world of utilities, have been many, his latest may be one of his best. Rupp […]

Grover Norquist weighs in on Emery and Miller’s energy infrastructure bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two proposed energy bills in the Missouri legislature have been heavily debated in the past few weeks, as they seek to upgrade the state’s electric grid and adjust rate mechanisms. SB 190, filed by Sen. Ed Emery, and HB 628, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller, both […]

Miller’s utility bill looks to benefit customers and utilities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Rocky Miller and the House Committee on Utilities are one of the few committees who have not met yet, but it’s for a good reason. Miller says that they’re looking to the Senate in an attempt to be more productive with their time. “We really […]