At a session of the Public Service Commission held at its office in Jefferson City on the 27th day of August, 2014.



In the Matter of Kansas City Power & Light                 )

Company’s Submission of its 2014 Renewable            )           File No. EO-2014-0287

Energy Standard Compliance Plan                             )





Issue Date:  August 27, 2014



On April 15, 2013, Kansas City Power & Light Company (“KCP&L”) filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission (“Commission”) its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan (“Plan”) pursuant to Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-20.100.  The Commission’s rule requires the Staff of the Commission to review the utility’s compliance plan and to file a report.[1] On June 30, 2014, Staff filed its report stating that KCP&L has met the minimum rule requirements for the Plan. 

The Commission’s rule also allows the Office of the Public Counsel and other interested persons or entities to file comments regarding KCP&L’s Plan.[2]  The Missouri Division of Energy filed comments requesting more detailed information about solar renewable energy credits in future compliance plan filings and a method to validate and share retail rate impact calculation models under different scenarios. Earth Island Institute d/b/a Renew Missouri and the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association filed comments disagreeing with how KCP&L calculated its retail rate impact and the results of those calculations. 

The Commission’s regulation does not specify what, if any, action the Commission is to take regarding KCP&L’s Plan and any alleged deficiencies in that Plan, except to allow the Commission to “establish a procedural schedule if necessary”.[3]  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 standard 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.







Morris L. Woodruff



R. Kenney, Chm., Stoll, W. Kenney,

Hall, and Rupp, CC., concur.


Bushmann, Senior Regulatory Law Judge

[1] 4 CSR 240-20.100(7)(D).

[2] 4 CSR 240-20.100(7)(E).

[3] 4 CSR 240-20.100(7)(F).