Tag: office of public counsel

This Week in the Missouri PSC: Sept. 19, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – All eyes were on one item in Tuesday’s PSC agenda meeting, waiting to see if the commission would change their minds and grant a rehearing in the case for Clean Line Energy’s proposed Grain Belt Express project. Clean Line asks for rehearing from PSC It only […]

OPC alleges Empire lost $100 million due to risky practices

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Empire Electric Company could be facing some significant allegations as the Missouri Public Service Commission continues delving into a prudence review of the company’s fuel adjustment clause. “The reason we’re here today was regarding Empire’s fuel adjustment clause and to show how Empire’s imprudent actions cause ratepayers’ […]

PSC denies OPC requests for rehearings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the cancellation of last week’s meeting, the Missouri Public Service Commission returned Wednesday for an afternoon agenda meeting. Just four orders and new tariffs appeared before the commission, which the commissioners swiftly dealt with. The first matter before the commission was in the case of […]

OPC complaint against Laclede stayed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Office of Public Counsel (OPC) has asked for a formal stay in their investigation of Laclede Gas. James Owen, the acting director of the OPC, said that they have actually found enough evidence supporting their initial complaint against the natural gas supplier, but they want […]

Senate utilities hearing opening door to grid mod

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Interim Committee on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment met Tuesday and Wednesday, hearing from consumer groups, utilities, and utility regulators. The committee, chaired by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, convened hoping to learn before tackling infrastructure investment again in the upcoming legislative session.  Emery hopes to see more […]

PSC allows OPC to defend overearnings complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In dismissing a motion to a complaint that Laclede Gas Company has been overearning. the Public Service Commission (PSC) allowed the Office of Public Counsel (OPC), who compiled the complaint, to do the Staff work typically reserved for commission staff. The Office of Public Counsel (OPC) had filed a […]

Ameren files rate case in response to Noranda closing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ameren UE filed a rate case Friday with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) asking for a $206 million rate increase. The company proposes that $74 million would go to improving electric infrastructure while $51 million would offset the loss of Noranda sales. Another $34 million would […]

PSC considering changes to ‘ex parte’ rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) wants to relax its so-called “ex parte rules” – those that govern publicly disclosing its meetings with utilities – but only those that have nothing to do with rate and other contested cases. The commission is seeking input over the […]