Two hearings set today on Ameren rate hike

The Missouri Public Service Commission will conduct two public hearings today — Aug. 16 — in an electric rate case filed by Ameren Missouri.

A public information/question-and-answer session will start at noon with the taking of sworn testimony to follow in the Monticello A&B Ballroom of the Holiday Inn South County Center, 6921 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

A public information/question-and-answer session will start at 6 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow at the Wohl Community Center, 1515 N. Kingshighway Blvd.

On Feb. 3, Ameren Missouri filed an electric rate case with the Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric operating revenues by roughly $375.6 million. For the average residential customer, the proposed increase would be about 14 percent or $14 per month.

Ameren Missouri’s filing also includes a request to continue its fuel-adjustment clause that reflects changes in the cost of fuel used to generate electricity on customers’ bills through a separately identified surcharge or credit outside a general rate case.

Those unable to attend the public hearings who wish to make written comments may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-2230, telephone (573) 751-4857, email opcservice@ded.mo.gov or the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102, telephone (800) 392-4211, email pscinfo@psc.mo.gov.