Public Service Commission

Editor:
Daniel Jordan, Esquire

Transmission costs in fuel adjustment clause (FAC) okay. In the Matter of Union Electric Company, et al. v. Public Service Commission of The State of Missouri, et al., Nos. 75980, 76076, 76080, and 76082 (Mo. App. W.D., October 15, 2013), Pfeiffer, J.

Held
: Statutes authorize public utility to adjust customer bills for fluctuations in costs of fuel to generate power or price of purchased power, including transportation costs under fuel adjustment clause (“FAC”).  FAC also passed through transmission charges paid to a regional transmission organization. 

Held
: Transportation, for an electric utility, means transmission.  Challenging rulings on transmission costs does not preserve issue related to purchased power costs.