JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Electric customers of AmerenUE could soon be paying more.
The Missouri Public Service Commission is expected to grant a rate increase to the St. Louis-based utility. The vote could come as soon as tomorrow.
If commissioners follow a scenario they outlined, Ameren's revenues would rise by about $45 million annually. That would result in a 3.4 percent rate increase for the average residential customer.
Ameren is Missouri's largest electricity provider, serving 1.2 million customers.
The rate increase would fall significantly short of the $361 million originally sought by Ameren. By contrast, staff for the Public Service Commission originally recommended a $168 million decrease.