Ameren Rate Hike Goes To The Public

Posted on: 6:30 am, August 15, 2012, by and

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An overflow crowd packed a St. Charles hearing Wednesday into whether Ameren should get a 14.5 percent electric rate hike. The majority of the crowd opposed the rate hike request.

Ameren Missouri officials say they need to fix and replace old equipment and make the state’s electric grid more energy efficient.  For that, they say they need money.  Officials estimate $375.6 million should get it all done.  That would mean a $14 per month increase for most households.

The utility company asked the Missouri Public Service Commission for the rate hike back in February.   The commission will start a series of meetings so Ameren can make its case to customers.  Before those hearings start, customers can have their say during question-and-answer sessions.  Customers could have quite a few questions, since the PSC allowed Ameren to raise its rates by an average $8 a month, also to pay for infrastructure and environmental upgrades.

Another hearing took place Wednesday at Arnold City Hall. Two more are scheduled for  Thursday in South County and in the city.

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Thursday, August 16

Noon
Holiday Inn South County
Monticello A&B Ballroom
6921 South Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO

Thursday, August 16

6 p.m.
Wohl Community Center
1515 North Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, August 21

Osage Community Centre
Meeting Room 2AB
1625 North Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO

 

More info:  Information Sheet Ameren Missouri Request For Electric Rate Increase

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