Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an accounting authority order (AAO) regarding costs incurred during the extreme weather event of February 2021 (Winter Storm Uri).
Liberty Utilities seeks an AAO permitting it to track and defer in a regulatory asset beginning February 2021, all incremental costs and other financial impacts of Winter Storm Uri, including (1) fuel and purchased gas costs from February 2021; (2) carrying costs on the total February 2021 fuel and purchased gas expenditures at the company’s weighted average cost of capital; and (3) other costs specifically related to Winter Storm Uri, including outside legal fees.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than September 17, 2021
, 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 email@example.com
) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email firstname.lastname@example.org
). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.
Liberty Utilities serves approximately 52,780 natural gas customers in Missouri. The Northeast and West District service area includes the Missouri counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Bates, Cass, Henry and St. Clair. The Southeast District service area includes the counties of Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne.