Where a company that sought to build a multistate electric transmission line challenged the denial of its application, the Public Service Commission erroneously found that it could not grant the relevant certificate before the company obtained consent from the counties, and the case is remanded for a determination of whether the proposed project is necessary or convenient for the public service.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.
Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC v. Public Service Commission (MLW No. 71893/Case No. SC96993 – 11 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, per curiam) Appealed from the Public Service Commission (Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, John J. Rehmann II, Philip A. Cantwell and Adam J. Simon, St. Louis, and James R. Layton, St. Louis, Peggy A. Whipple, Penny Speake and Douglas Healy, and Paul A. Agathan, Washington, for appellants) (Jennifer L. Heintz, Shelley Brueggemann, Curt Stokes and Kevin A. Thompson, Jefferson City, for respondent).