Of Tariff Revisions To Time-of-Use (TOU) Program
JEFFERSON CITY---Evergy Metro, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri Metro and Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West (collectively Evergy) have filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission requesting modifications to change its Time-of-Use (TOU) Implementation Program tariffs.
Specifically, Evergy requests four modifications. They are:
- Modify the default TOU rate from the high differential 2-period TOU rate [i.e. Standard Peak Saver] to the low differential Peak Adjustment TOU rate [i.e. Peak Reward Saver];
- Modify the tariffs to allow residential customers to opt-in to the traditional residential rate (i.e. “Anytime Plan”) which has historically been in effect and is proposed to be offered as an option beginning May 1, 2024 rather than being terminated as scheduled under the approved TOU Implementation Program;
- Restrict rate switching to mitigate adverse revenue impacts by selective switching between the offered tariffs to artificially lower a customer’s annual bill below reasonable cost of service through tariff selection only;
- Revise the estimates of education, outreach and implementation costs consistent with the revisions requested to be approved in the application.
Evergy asks the Commission to approve the tariffs no later than September 29, 2023. Evergy does so because it states it is required to implement the TOU program no later than October 1, 2023.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than September 14, 2023, 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email email@example.com). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.
In an effort to accommodate Evergy’s request for expedited treatment, the Commission has reserved a time for hearing on less than ten days’ notice. “The Commission finds it is in the public interest to set a hearing on less than ten days’ notice because of implementation of the TOU program no later than October 1, 2023,” said the Commission.
If needed, a hearing in this matter has been scheduled for September 19, 2023. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, in Jefferson City. This building meets accessibility standards required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need additional accommodations to participate in this hearing, please call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearing.
Evergy Missouri Metro provides electric service to approximately 300,840 customers in the Missouri counties of Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Pettis, Platte, Randolph and Saline.
Evergy Missouri West provides electric service to approximately 336,640 customers in the Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clay, Clinton, Dade, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, St. Clair, Vernon and Worth.