Amaren Missouri

“Simply unconscionable”: Advocates push Ameren to keep electric bills low during pandemic

(Missouri Independent) – Ameren Missouri should not increase its electrical rates for its customers as they struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout, a coalition of environmental, veterans, and tenants advocates said Wednesday.  The St. Louis-based utility filed with regulators in March seeking a rate increase worth nearly $300 million per year to pay […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Missouri Public Service Commission sets deadline in Empire District Gas rate case

The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in a natural gas rate case filed by The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty. Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than September 27, 2021, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public […]

Natural Gas Meter (Photo by Tim Carpenter-Kansas Reflector via Missouri Independent)

After winter cold snap drove up natural gas prices, utilities grapple with who should pay

(Missouri Independent) – Penalties that Spire Missouri issued to suppliers who failed to provide natural gas during a February cold snap that forced power outages across the Midwest could drive bills for hospitals, schools, and businesses to astronomical levels, according to a trio of complaints pending before state regulators. During the worst of the cold snap in February, […]

Evergy Website

Evergy files application to adjust charge on customer bills

Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Metro have filed applications with the Missouri Public Service Commission to adjust the demand-side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge appears as a separate line item on customer bills. It allows Every Missouri West and Evergy Missouri Metro to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Utility Committee meets with engineer to review plans for water-related projects

Trenton’s Utility Committee met Tuesday evening with an engineer to review preliminary plans for water-related projects. The committee reviewed details and saw cost estimates for work at the reservoir pump station and the river pump station. Members also learned costs would be forthcoming from a specialized company regarding upgrades or rehabilitation of the clarifier basins […]

Evergy Coal Plant in Lawrence Kansas

Evergy to shutter Kansas coal plant, speed transition to renewable energy

(Missouri Independent) – Evergy, an electric supplier to about 600,000 customers in western Missouri, will retire its coal power plant in Lawrence, Kansas, by the end of 2023, the company announced on Friday. The utility revealed its plan to regulators in a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The “integrated resource plan” lays out Evergy’s next […]

Farm Scene

Audio: Missouri farm groups to rally in Jefferson City for private property rights

Farmers from across the state will rally this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, for private property rights.     Holcomb GOP State Senator Jason Bean will present his bill today to the Missouri Senate Commerce Committee. Under his bill, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) could not issue a certificate of […]

Grain Belt Express

Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

(Missouri Independent) – On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the benefits of a massive high-powered transmission line delivering renewable energy.  Grain Belt Express, a project a decade in the making, is starting to acquire land along its route spanning […]

Evergy Website

Evergy electric customers to see monthly bills increase beginning February 1, 2021

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved requests filed by Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Metro to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge allows Evergy to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act. An Evergy Missouri West residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours […]

Telephone Keypad

Missouri Public Service Commission investigates possibility of requiring 10-digit local dialing

The Missouri Public Service Commission has opened a case at the request of the Public Service Commission to assist staff regarding an order from the Federal Communications Commission requiring ten-digit local dialing in four of Missouri’s six area codes by July 15, 2022. The change to ten-digit local dialing is necessary to allow for the […]

Evergy Website

Evergy customers to see small adjustment on monthly billing

Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Missouri Metro have filed applications with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge appears as a separate line item on customer bills and allows the companies to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy […]

Evergy Website

Evergy Missouri customers to see slight reduction in monthly bill

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved requests filed by Evergy Missouri Metro and Evergy Missouri West to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge appears as a separate line item on customer bills and allows Evergy Missouri Metro and Evergy Missouri West to recover demand-side management program costs and […]

Spire Gas Company Website

Spire customers to see one-time bill credit under agreement approved by Missouri Public Service Commission

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached between the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Office of the Public Counsel, and Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which will provide approximately $15 million in one-time bill credits to Spire East and Spire West natural gas customers. Under the agreement approved by the […]

Evergy Website

Evergy customers to see slight increase in billing

Evergy Metro, Incorporated has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. Evergy Metro does business as Evergy Missouri Metro. The demand side investment mechanism charge allows the company to recover demand side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy […]