Public Service Commission
Daniel Jordan, Esquire
Affiliate transaction was not unlawful. Office of Public Counsel vs. Missouri Public Service Commission, No. 74714 (Mo. App. W.D., September 18, 2012), Howard, P.J.
Public Service Commission’s regulation controls regulated utility’s dealings with unregulated affiliated entity. Utility sought bids for wholesale gas to sell at retail and affiliate was low bidder. Public Service Commission found that transaction did not violate regulation and was not imprudent.
Held: Affirmed. Affiliate’s profit did not prove that the transaction was imprudent and did not show a violation of regulation.