Public Service Commission

Editor:
Daniel Jordan, Esquire

Solar power provisions on procedure and substance discussed. Babb, et al. v. Missouri Public Service Commission, et al., No. 76384 (Mo. App. W.D., November 26, 2013), Witt, J.

Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, and regulations made under it, expressly reference local control of residential solar power installation.

Held
: Statutes and regulations do not pre-empt local control, and petitioners did not show that local ordinance’s additional restrictions conflicted with statute or regulations.  Circuit court, not Public Service Commission, has authority to review validity of city ordinance under statute providing declaratory judgment on administrative actions.