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Published April 3, 2019

Ameren ask PSC permission to change customer rates


JEFFERSON CITY - Union Electric Company (doing business as Ameren Missouri) has filed several requests with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to change customer rates.

One would save customers money and the other would cost them more.

In one, Ameren is seeking to adjust the fuel and purchased power adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers. Ameren Missouri has made two filings.

In its first filing (Case No. ER-2019-0287), Ameren Missouri proposes to adjust the FAC to reflect changes in its fuel and purchased power costs, net off-system sales revenues and associated transportation experienced during the four month period of October 2018 through January 2019.

The second case is Ameren Missouriís true-up filing (Case No. EO-2019-0289).

As a result of these two filings, the FAC for a residential customer using 1,015 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month would change from a current refund of approximately $0.19 a month to a refund of approximately $1.79 a month.

The proposed change would take effect on May 24, 2019.

In another filing, Ameren has filed an application with the PSC seeking to adjust the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) that appears on the monthly bills of its electric customers.
For a typical residential customer, the EEIC will increase from approximately $0.55 a month to approximately $4.77 a month, effective May 30, 2019.

The proposed adjustment reflects costs of recently approved energy efficiency programs under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).

The Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) is a charge which encourages utility companies to implement demand-side and energy efficiency programs and was part of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).

The mechanism is reflected as a separate line item on customer bills.

Applications to intervene and participate in the first two cases (Case No. ER-2019-0287 and Case No. EO-2019-0289) must be filed no later than April 5, 2019, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commissionís Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc.mo.gov

Applications to intervene and participate in the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) case must be filed no later than April 12, 2019, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commissionís Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at  www.psc.mo.gov

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone 1-866-922-2959, e-mail opcservice@ded.mo.gov) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov).

The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

Ameren Missouri serves approximately 1.26 million electric customers in Missouri.

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