FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 17, 2012
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
MEDIA ADVISORY CHANGE IN LOCAL PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION
PSC To Hold Local Public Hearing In Dexter In Ameren Missouri Electric Rate Case
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a local public hearing in Dexter on August 21, 2012, in an electric rate case filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri. This local public hearing was originally scheduled to be held at the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission.
Due to larger than anticipated turnout at local public hearings in the Ameren Missouri rate case, the Commission has moved the upcoming local public hearing to a nearby facility. The Commission welcomes participation by the public and wants to ensure that anyone attending the local public hearings will be able to comfortably participate. The local public hearing will now be held in the Dexter High School Auditorium. The hearing schedule appears below.
August 21—Dexter. Dexter High School Auditorium, 1101 West Grant Street. A public information/question and answer session will start at 6:00 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow.
This local public hearing will be held in a facility that meets the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in the hearing should call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearing.
Consumers who are unable to attend the local public hearing and who wish to make written comments may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (573) 751-4857, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail email@example.com
. Comments may also be registered in the case using the Commission’s electronic filing system at https://www.efis.psc.mo.gov/mpsc/Comments.html
On February 3, 2012, Ameren Missouri filed an electric rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric operating revenues by approximately $375.6 million. For the average residential customer the proposed increase would be approximately 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.
Formal evidentiary hearings in this rate case are scheduled from September 24 through October 12, 2012. These hearings will be held in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City.
Ameren Missouri provides electric service to approximately 1.2 million customers in Missouri.