Tag: psc

How should Missouri assess state utility regulation?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Are the rankings of state utility commissions by the Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) still a valid assessment of the state’s regulation? That was the question Sen. Ed Emery posed to the Midwest Energy Consumers Group (MECG) in a letter back in late November. Earlier in 2017, the RRA lowered its assessment of Missouri regulation, dropping the state’s credit profile down two notches from an A2 (average) to BA1 (below average). The […]

Spire rate case could signal change in precedent at PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over the last 30 years, dating back to their days as Laclede Gas, Spire hasn’t litigated a rate case. However, after the Public Service Commission staff and Office of Public Counsel refused to settle on most all of the normally agreed to issues, leading to weeklong hearings in front of the commission. Many are seeing the treatment of Spire and the lengthy hearing process as a change in precedent towards more […]

This Week in the Missouri PSC: October 25, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Perhaps the best way to sum up the latest agenda meeting of the Missouri Public Service Commission is to define the word “quantifiable.” During Wednesday’s weekly agenda meeting, the commission dealt with three case discussions concerning special contemporary issues for KCP&L G-MO, KCP&L, and Empire in their IRP filings. “The Division of Energy requests to identify and evaluate the quantifiable non-energy benefits. Empire’s response is different than the others, I believe. […]

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. It only took a matter of minutes for it to become clear that, as many expected, the PSC would not grant the company’s application, and that the motion served only one real purpose: to […]