Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – If Ameren Missouri gets its way, customers will see their average monthly electric bills go up about $14, beginning next January.

Under a request filed Friday, Ameren is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission for a 14.6% rate increase.

President and CEO Warner Baxter explains why, “In this electric rate case filing, we are simply seeking to recover the costs and investments we have made to meet our customers expectations for safe, reliable, and clean energy.”

The PSC approved a 7% rate increase for Ameren about six months ago.

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  1. stlmom4 says:

    Ameren wants residential customers to pay for the bills incurred for a POSSIBLE expansion of the nuclear plant — bad deal. They also are sticking us one way or another with charges for other problems they’ve had, including the Taum Sauk disaster. The board and stockholders should pay more for their mistakes, and, yes, I’m a stockholder. However, the largest holders are the board members and top execs. Sounds like the more appropriate entities to pay for some poor decisions. Their requests are, of course, outrageous; they ask for the sky and expect to have it bartered down to where they’ll be happy. Their request needs to be cut way, way down to be just for customers.

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