Missouri to Get New Power Plant

KCP&L to build new coal-fired plant near Weston, Mo.

"The plan's design enables the western Missouri utility to continue to provide safe and adequate service, while striking a reasonable and appropriate balance between the interests of customers and shareholders," the commission said in a statement.

KCP&L has said plant construction would create up to 1,000 construction jobs with a four-year payroll of $300 million.

About 100 long-term jobs would be created.