FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 12, 2022
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Fuel Adjustment Charge to Change for Liberty Electric Customers
JEFFERSON CITY---Electric customers of The Empire District Electric Company d/b/a Liberty (Liberty) will see a change in the fuel adjustment clause (FAC) charge on their electric bills effective June 1, 2022.
Liberty made two filings. In its first filing (Case No. ER-2022-0274), Liberty sought to adjust the FAC charge to reflect actual energy costs incurred by the Company, less an adjustment pertaining to “extraordinary costs” associated with the February 2021 cold weather event (Winter Storm Uri) during the six-month period September 2021 through February 2022. The second filing was Liberty’s true-up filing (Case No. EO-2022-0275).
For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (1,000 kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, the FAC will increase by approximately $5.85 a month.
Liberty serves approximately 155,400 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.