FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 15, 2020
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
PSC Approves Spire Missouri, Inc. Request Regarding
a One-Time Bill Credit to Eligible Customers
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which sought Commission authority to revise its low-income tariff in order to provide approximately $940,000 in one-time bill credits to customers financially impacted by COVID-19.
According to its application, Spire stated those funds will be available to provide a one-time bill credit of up to $100 to customers whose household income falls between 136% and 185% of the federal poverty level. Spire will partner with the United Way to screen customers for eligibility.
Spire said the $940,000 is coming from its Low Income Affordability Program’s unspent funds from the 2019-2020 annual period and there would be no negative impact on other customers or the general public.
Spire East provides natural gas service to approximately 654,400 customers in the City of St. Louis as well as the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Butler, Iron, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Crawford, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve.
Spire West provides natural gas service to approximately 517,500 customers in Andrew, Barry, Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Dade, DeKalb, Greene, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Moniteau, Newton, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Stone and Vernon counties.