Ameren Missouri raises energy efficiency charges

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Some Ameren Missouri energy customers soon will pay a few dollars more a month for an energy efficiency incentive.

The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday announced commission members approved a request from the company to bump up the monthly Energy Efficiency Investment Charge.

A typical residential customer now pays $3.70 a month for the charge. That will increase to $6 a month starting Jan. 27.

The charge is meant to encourage utility companies to use energy efficiency programs. Ameren requested to charge higher rates to pay for changing costs to the company for energy efficiency efforts.