FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 24, 2014
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Agreement Reached In Veolia Energy Kansas City, Inc. Rate Case
JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached by parties in a steam rate case filed on November 27, 2013, by Veolia Energy Kansas City, Inc. (Veolia Energy). The agreement also authorizes Veolia Energy to expand its current service territory.
The agreement approved by the Commission was submitted on June 25, 2014, by Veolia Energy, Truman Medical Center, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission. The Office of the Public Counsel and Missouri Gas Energy did not sign the agreement, but did not object to the agreement and did not request a hearing. The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Public Service Commission.
The agreement calls for annual steam operating revenues to increase by approximately $1 million. The rate increase is expected to take effect in August.
“Based on the Commission’s independent review of the record and the unopposed Agreement, the Commission finds that the Agreement is consistent with the public interest and provides Veolia with a cash flow sufficient for it to provide safe and adequate service,” the Commission said. “The Commission finds the expanded service territory is necessary and convenient for the public service.”
Veolia Energy provides service to approximately 50 steam customers in Jackson County.