Press Release

 Debbie Quick (573) 522-2760

PSC Grants Liberty CCN for Generator Replacement

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a unanimous Stipulation and Agreement reached by parties in a case filed by The Empire District Electric Company d/b/a Liberty, which sought a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, install, own, operate, maintain, and otherwise control and manage two combustion turbine generators. The two combustion turbine generators, each with a nominal net output of 13.3 MW, will replace existing combustion turbine generators Riverton Unit 10 and Riverton Unit 11, located in Riverton, Cherokee County, Kansas.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the signatories agree that the Commission should find that the Tartan criteria have been satisfied and grant Liberty a CCN to replace Riverton Units 10 and 11, subject to ten conditions listed in the Agreement. In addition, the signatories are not requesting any ratemaking determinations at this time.

The Commission approved the Agreement determined by the Tartan criteria: 1) There is a need for the service; 2) Liberty is qualified to provide the proposed service; 3) Liberty has the financial ability to provide the service; 4) Liberty’s proposal is economically feasible; and 5) The service promotes the public interest.

“The Commission finds that the Agreement is a reasonable resolution of the issues contained therein and will approve it,” the Commission stated.

Liberty serves approximately 161,500 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone and Taney.
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