|07/02: House Bill 1402, the "Consumer Clean Energy Act," required retail electric suppliers to set net metering standards by August 28, 2003. According to the Missouri House of Representatives' summary, the Missouri Public Service Commission would develop a contract that allowed excess electricity produced by the consumer to be sold to the local utility. The seller would "receive credit for renewable energy generation and emission avoidance." The PSC would issue the contracts "on a first-come, first-served basis until statewide capacity equaled the lesser of 10,000 kilowatts or 0.1 percent of the peak demand for each supplier of electricity during the previous year."
9/01: The PSC approved the reorganization of Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL). KCPL will form a holding company, Great Plains Energy, Inc., with three subsidiaries: KCPL which engages in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 467,000 customers located in western Missouri and eastern Kansas., Great Plains Power, Inc. which develops competitive generation for the wholesale market, and KLT, an unregulated subsidiary with investments in energy-related businesses. Conditions of the reorganization are designed to protect KCPL customers. Also, purchase supply agreements between KCPL and Great Plains Power or its affiliates will require PSC approval and must be cost-based.
3/97: PSC established the Retail Electric Competition Task Force to study retail wheeling and related issues and prepare reports for the PSC. Four working groups were established and are to submit reports no later than 4/98.