Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 21, 2019
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300

PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Empire Electric Rate Case

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in an electric rate case filed by The Empire District Electric Company (Empire).

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than September 16, 2019, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at

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 or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission.

On August 14, 2019, Empire filed an electric rate case with the Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $26.5 million. According to the filing, an average residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month would see electric rates increase by approximately $7.85 a month.

Empire serves approximately 155,165 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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