Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 01, 2021
Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300

PSC Sets Virtual Public Hearing Schedule in Liberty Electric Rate Case

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold public hearings in November to receive customer comment in an electric rate case filed by The Empire District Electric Company d/b/a Liberty. These public hearings will be conducted virtually by WebEx and telephone conference. They will also be streamed live on the Commission’s website (

To attend the virtual public hearing by telephone, at the time of the hearing, call toll-free 1-855-718-6621, listen to the prompt and enter the meeting number (access code) set out below, followed by # (pound/hashtag symbol). If prompted for a password, enter 0312.

To participate by video/Internet, visit the website You can also download the Cisco WebEx meetings application on your mobile device, laptop, desktop or tablet prior to the hearing and join the meeting at the hearing time by entering the corresponding access code and password listed below.

To facilitate an orderly presentation that can be preserved for the record, members of the public who wish to provide statements in the virtual public hearing, should sign-up by sending their first and last name, phone number, email address and the hearing that they wish to attend to or by calling 1-800-392-4211 by 5 pm the day before the hearing.

A PSC Staff conducted question and answer session will be held at the beginning of each virtual public hearing. The formal virtual public hearing will begin at the conclusion of the question and answer session. The virtual public hearing schedule appears below.
November 15 Noon     Access Code: 1778 21 4312 Password:  0312                
November 17 6 p.m.    Access Code: 1776 00 3784 Password:  0312   
November 18 6 p.m.    Access Code: 1776 48 0348 Password:  0312 
Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the virtual public hearings as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Missouri Public Service Commission at least 10 days prior to the virtual public hearing at one of the following numbers: Consumer Services Hotline 1-800-392-4211 or TDD Hotline 1-800-829-7541.

Individuals wishing to mail comments should send them to the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102. They can also be sent electronically using the Commission’s electronic filing system at When submitting comments, please refer to File No. ER-2021-0312.

On May 28, 2021, Liberty filed an electric rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase gross annual electric revenues by approximately $79.9 million.

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.
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