Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 16, 2014
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-14-146

PSC Sets Intervention Deadline In KCP&L Case

JEFFERSON CITY---Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking Commission authority to treat its La Cygne environmental project under “construction accounting.”  KCP&L states the La Cygne environmental project is necessary for the electric company to comply with environmental regulations.
According to KCP&L’s application, “construction accounting” would include the deferral of Missouri jurisdictional carrying costs calculated on the La Cygne plant addition from the time the La Cygne plant investment is placed in service until the date rates become effective in the Company’s next general rate case. 
KCP&L’s application states the La Cygne environmental project is scheduled to be in-service by June 1, 2015, but because certain work associated with the regulatory process must be accomplished before new rates including the cost of the La Cygne environmental project can take effect, it is not possible for rate recovery to commence with the in-service date of the project.  
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 8, 2014, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov .
Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, e-mail opcservice@ded.mo.gov) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov).  The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.
KCP&L serves approximately 271,000 electric customers in Missouri.

 

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Case No. EU-2014-0255
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