Tag: 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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Renew Missouri calls on legislature to look into grid modernization

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Renew Missouri is applauding the Missouri Public Service Commission for seeking input on the concept of distributive energy resources (DER). Back in September, the PSC issued an order asking parties to answer questions about the concept, which uses technology and tools to break down the larger […]

Missouri crews return from hurricane relief efforts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Crews from Missouri have returned home after volunteering their time and resources to help restore power in Florida after Hurricane Irma. Hundreds of lineman, contractors, tree crews and support staff from Missouri utility providers made the trip south to help turn utilities back on after the […]

Threat assessment amendment depends on utilities bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a frayed relationship with Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to strike America with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack – a move that could cripple the United States’ electric grid. Missouri, as well as other states in America, is vulnerable to EMP […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: October 4, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission’s schedule is picking back up, though the docket of their weekly agenda meeting may have appeared rather sparse. Only one tariff or new order filled this week’s meeting, though three items were listed for case discussion. Rather, the PSC’s time and […]