PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
At a session of the Public Service Commission held at its office in Jefferson City on the 21st day of August, 2013.
In the Matter of Kansas City Power & Light Company’s ) File No. EO-2013-0504
Submission of its 2013 RES Compliance Plan )
Issue Date: August 21, 2013
On May 28, 2013, Kansas City Power & Light Company (“KCP&L”), filed its Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report for 2012, and its Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan for 2013-2015, as it was required to do by Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-20.100(7). The Commission’s rule requires the Staff of the Commission to review the utility’s compliance report and plan and to file a report about its review within 45 days.
Staff complied with that requirement by filing a report on July 12. Staff stated that KCP&L has met the minimum requirements for the plan, except for calculating the RES retail rate impact.
The Commission’s rule also allows Public Counsel and other interested persons or entities to file comments regarding KCP&L’s plan. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) filed such comments on July 30, which shared Staff’s concern about KCP&L’s calculation of the RES retail rate impact.
The Commission’s regulation does not specify what, if any, action the Commission is to take regarding KCP&L’s RES compliance report and plan and any alleged deficiencies in that report and plan, except to allow the Commission to “establish a procedural schedule if necessary”. After considering the submitted comments, the Commission concludes that no further order from the Commission is appropriate at this time.
If the organizations that submitted comments, or anyone else, want to further pursue their contention that KCP&L has failed to comply with the requirements of the renewable energy statute or the Commission’s implementing regulations, they may do so by filing a complaint pursuant to Section 4 CSR 240-20.100)(8)(A) and the statutes and regulations governing complaints before the Commission.
BY THE COMMISSION
Morris L. Woodruff
R. Kenney, Chm., Jarrett, Stoll,
and W. Kenney, CC., concur.
Pridgin, Senior Regulatory Law Judge