FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 07, 2013
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Application
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri seeking Commission authority to install, own and operate an electric sub-transmission line in Clay County near Liberty, Missouri. According to the application, the proposed line would provide electric service for a new customer locating to Ameren Missouri’s existing territory.
On December 17, 2012, the PSC Staff filed a recommendation advising the Commission to approve the application. In its recommendation, the PSC Staff stated that the new electric sub-transmission line is necessary because Ameren Missouri is currently unable to deliver the requisite amount of power to its new customer’s business site. Granting the application is in the public interest, the PSC Staff stated, because it will bring approximately 155 jobs to the area.
“Based on the Commission’s independent and impartial review of the verified application and the verified recommendation of Staff, the Commission finds that granting Ameren Missouri’s application for a certificate of convenience and necessity would serve the public convenience and necessity. Therefore, the application will be granted,” said the Commission.