Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, July 29 2014 Jul 29, 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:34:00 AM CDT July 29, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills.

The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the monthly fee that compensates the utility for changes in fuel costs at its power plants, among other things.

The PSC says the proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer's electric bill to $5.17 from the current $3.63 a month. It would take effect in October.

The proposed fee increase comes as Ameren Missouri is already seeking approval in a separate case to raise its electricity rates.

The PSC is also hearing testimony in a case filed by Noranda Aluminum and other consumers alleging that Ameren's rates should be reduced because it's earning more than allowed.

 

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