Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 15, 2013
Contact:
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PR-13-128

PSC Approves A Change To Empire District Electric Fuel Adjustment Charge

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.
A residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month currently has an FAC that results in a $0.38 reduction to the monthly electric bill.  Under this approved filing, that reduction will be larger and will reduce the monthly electric bill by approximately $0.99 a month.  The net decrease will be approximately $0.61 a month. 
The change will take effect on June 1, 2013.  The FAC reflects the change in Empire’s fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of September 2012 through February 2013. 

The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 147,200 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone and Taney.

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Case No. ER-2013-0442
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