Ameren Missouri Wants to Raise Electric & Natural Gas Rates Again

(Jefferson City) Ameren Missouri is looking for permission from the State to raise rates again.

The Missouri Public Service Commission has set the formal evidentiary hearing schedule in electric and natural gas rate cases filed by Ameren.

Hearings are scheduled for November 17th through 19th, 22nd and 23rd, 29th and 30th, December 1st through the 3rd and the 6th through the 10th.

These hearings will be held in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City.

On March 31st, Ameren Missouri filed the increase proposal with the P.S.C. Ameren wants to increase its electric base rate annual revenues by approximately 299-million dollars.

According to the power company, electric rates for an average residential customer, based on about 1,029 kilowatt-hours of usage per month, would increase by about 12 dollars a month.

In the natural gas case, Ameren wants to increase its base rate annual revenues by approximately 9.4 million dollars.

The company says this would mean natural gas rates would increase for an average residential customer by about 4-dollars a month.