JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Public Service Commission is considering an order to induce investor owned utilities to file tariffs, reducing consumer rates across the board.

The commission says the cases are warranted due to the potential impact of the recently passed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which reduces the corporate income tax rate. Utilities companies such as Ameren, KCP&L, Empire District Electric and Gas, Veolia Energy, and Summit Natural Gas are directed by the commission to quantify and track impacts of the tax cuts.