Missouri Public Service Commission

Coal Ash
7:42 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Missouri Public Service Commission Gives The Go-Ahead To Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill Plans

This diagram shows the design of Ameren's proposed 167-acre coal ash landfill in Labadie.
Credit Image courtesy of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Public Service Commission has signed off on Ameren Missouri's plan to build a coal ash landfill at its power plant in Franklin County.

The five member commission unanimously granted the utility company’s request for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity on Wednesday. That certificate gives Ameren the ability to expand the area of its Labadie power plant to build the new landfill.

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Renewable Energy
4:08 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates

Solar panels on top of the Dickmann Building on South Grand Avenue in St. Louis.
Credit : Maria Altman / St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment and several solar panel companies have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Public Service Commission in an effort to keep the state’s solar rebate program alive.

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Electrical Rates
10:38 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Stakes High For Missouri Electricity Customers In Battle Between Ameren And Noranda

Ameren power plant
Credit (Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

On Tuesday night at Harris Stowe University, St. Louis area residents will finally get a chance to weigh in on a utility battle that – one way or another -- will likely affect how much they pay for electricity.

Conducted by Missouri’s Public Service Commission (PSC), which oversees utilities, the 6 p.m. hearing will center on two dueling narratives:

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Politics & Issues
6:35 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Governor Names Area State Senator To Missouri Panel Overseeing Utilities

Scott Rupp
Credit File photo

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated state Sen. Scott T. Rupp, R-Wentzville, to a seat on the Missouri Public Service Commission, which oversees public utilities that operate in the state.

The five-person PSC is among the state’s most powerful agencies, and among the most lucrative for commission members, who each earn close to $100,000 a year. The commission also regulates Missouri’s mobile home, modular unit and recreational vehicle industries.

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Utility rates
3:14 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Bill Allowing Electric Rate Changes Tied To Infrastructure Passes Mo. Sen. Committee

An Ameren Missouri power plant near Labadie, Mo.
Veronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri Senate energy committee has advanced legislation that would let power companies seek permission for an infrastructure surcharge.

Under legislation approved by the committee with two dissenting votes Wednesday, power companies could seek to levy the surcharge between formal rate cases.

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Renewable Energy
10:40 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules

Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association

A state appeals court has upheld regulations implementing Missouri’s renewable energy standard.


Kevin Gunn chairs the Missouri Public Service Commission, the state regulatory agency that developed the regulations (4 CSR 240-20.100).

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Energy efficiency plan
7:52 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Ameren Missouri discusses efficiency plan w/ Mo. PSC

Ameren’s 2,400-megawatt plant near Labadie, Mo. is the state’s largest coal-fired power plant.
(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Public Service Commission heard details Monday on Ameren Missouri’s proposed efficiency plan.

The proposal is designed to promote energy efficiency while still allowing the St. Louis-based utility to earn a profit.  It has an estimated price tag of $145 million and it would be paid by the utility’s customers, whose residential bills on average would be about $3 a month higher.  But Ameren Missouri’s Warren Wood says if approved, customers would save money in the long run.

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Mo. PSC member stepping down
4:23 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Jeff Davis stepping down from Mo. Public Service Commission

Mo. Public Service Commissioner Jeff Davis (R).
(Mo. Public Service Commission)

 A Missouri utility regulator is resigning next month from the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Jeff Davis said Friday his resignation from the commission would be effective Jan. 16. Davis joined the Public Service Commission in 2004 and served as the chairman from 2005 to 2009. His six-year term on the commission was expiring in April.

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Laclede Gas Co.
1:09 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

PSC says Laclede Gas violated records agreement

(via Flickr/Fergus Randall)

The Missouri Public Service Commission will take Laclede Gas Co. to court in a dispute over records of gas

purchases made by one of the utility's affiliates.

The commission's staff has been trying for three years to obtain information on gas transactions made by Laclede Energy Resources, a gas marketing company not regulated by the state.

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