STATE OF MISSOURI

   PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

At a session of the Public Service Commission held at its office in Jefferson City on the 30th day of January, 2013.

 

 

In the Matter of an Investigation of the Effects of        )        

Rate Design Modifications Associated with                  )         File No. EW-2011-0372         

Demand-Side Cost Recovery                                     )

         

 

ORDER DIRECTING FILINGS AND SCHEDULING A CONFERENCE

 

Issue Date:  January 30, 2013                                   Effective Date:  January 30, 2013

 

The Commission opened this case in May of 2011 to comply with the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act’s (MEEIA’s) requirement to establish a case to study the effects of rate design modifications associated with demand-side cost recovery.[1]  The Commission’s Staff undertook that study, and on January 11, 2013 filed its initial report.

Staff’s report advises the Commission to move toward determining whether various potential rate design alternatives are lawful and practical in Missouri.  Staff also recommends the Commission consider modifying its MEEIA rule to facilitate the implementation of those alternative rate designs.  To further those goals, the Commission will give interested utilities and other stakeholders an opportunity to submit specific proposed regulatory language to assist the Commission in meeting the statute’s requirement to promulgate an appropriate rule or rules.  The interested utilities and other stakeholders may also submit written arguments in support of their proposed regulatory language.  Thereafter, the Commission will schedule a conference where utilities and other interested stakeholders may appear to explain their positions and to answer questions from the Commissioners about their proposed regulatory language and supporting arguments.

THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:

1.       No later than April 3, 2013, interested utilities and other stakeholders may submit specific proposed regulatory language to assist the Commission in meeting the statute’s requirement to promulgate an appropriate rule or rules, accompanied by written arguments in support of their proposed regulatory language. 

2.          All interested utilities and other stakeholders are invited to participate in a conference on May 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 310 at the Commission’s Offices in the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102.  At that conference, the Commissioners may question representatives of the utilities and other interested stakeholders about the views expressed in the proposed regulatory language and supporting arguments. 

3.          This order shall become effective upon issuance.

                                                            BY THE COMMISSION

 

 

( S E A L )

 

Shelley Brueggemann

Acting Secretary

 

 

Gunn, Chm., Jarrett, R. Kenney, Stoll,

and W. Kenney, CC., concur.

 

Woodruff, Chief Regulatory Law Judge



[1] Section 393.1075.5, RSMo, Supp. 2011.