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Ameren Executive Supports Credit for Power Outages

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ameren Chairman Gary Rainwater says giving consumers a rebate when they lose power is a good idea -- but he says the St. Louis-based utility shouldn't have to pay for it.

He didn't say who should pay for the reimbursements. Rainwater says major power outages in the last year in the St. Louis area were caused by weather, and shouldn't be blamed on the company.

Rainwater spoke as the utility sought approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to raise its rates.

Ameren provides electricity to 2.4 million customers in Missouri and Illinois.

The rate case began last week and is expected to continue for another week.

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