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 2013 Renewable            )           File No. EO-2014-0289

Energy Standard Compliance Report                          )





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 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report (“Report”) 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 report and to file a report identifying any deficiencies.[1]

On June 30, 2014, Staff filed its report stating that it did not find any deficiencies in the KCP&L Report. 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 Report.[2]  The Missouri Division of Energy filed comments stating that it has certified all renewable energy facilities referred to in the Report. Earth Island Institute d/b/a Renew Missouri filed comments alleging that KCP&L failed to adequately explain the amount of solar rebate payments made to KCP&L Solar and how compliance for 2013 was under the 1% cap and that KCP&L unlawfully acquired solar renewable energy credits from sources outside of Missouri. 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 Report and any alleged deficiencies in that Report, 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).