FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 07, 2023
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Spire Missouri Request
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to construct, own, operate and maintain a natural gas distribution system providing natural gas service in Platte County, Missouri. The CCN will be a further expansion of Spire’s existing certificated area.
The Commission approved the application determining: 1) There is a need for the service; 2) Spire is qualified to provide the proposed service; 3) Spire has the financial ability to provide the service; 4) Spire’s proposal is economically feasible; and 5) The service promotes the public interest.
“Based on the amended application and Staff’s recommendation, the Commission concludes that the factors for granting a certificate of convenience and necessity have been satisfied,” said the Commission. “The Commission further finds Spire’s provision of gas service to the area, as described in its amended application and subject to the conditions agreed to by Spire and Staff, is necessary and convenient for the public service. Thus, the Commission will grant Spire a CCN to provide gas service within the area set out in the amended application, subject to the conditions recommended by Staff and agreed to by Spire.”
Spire provides natural gas service to approximately 1.2 million natural gas customers in Missouri.