Public Service Commission approves increase in charge to cover costs for Ameren
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Public Service Commission approves increase in charge to cover costs for Ameren

Date: September 10, 2015
By: Jill Ornitz
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri Public Service Commission agreed to increase the amount Ameren can charge electric customers to cover the cost of running its powerplants
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Wrap: The fuel and purchased power adjustment charge appears on the bills of Ameren electric customers across the state to help the company cover the costs of producing electricty.

While customers will see a slight increase in their bill, Public Service Commission spokesperson Kevin Kelly says the cost of this adjustment is lower than those of past adjustments.

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Description: "Even with this change in September on the 24th of this month, the FAC for a typical residential customer for Ameren Missouri will be about a dollar less starting on September 24th than it was in August of 2013."

 

The new adjustment will cost the average customer an additional fourty-six cents each month.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.

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Ameren Missouri is increasing what it charges customers to receive electricity, but only so the company can cover increasing costs of fuel.
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Wrap: The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an increase to the fuel and purchased power adjustment charge Ameren Missouri requires customers to pay as a way to better cover their own fuel costs.

Public Service Commission spokesperson Kevin Kelly says this adjustment allows Ameren to pay for the cost of generating electricity for its customers.

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Description: "It's not the fuel that they put in their, as far as gasoline is concerned, that they would put maybe in their vehicles to go out and check their lines and things like that, when we talk about fuel costs we're talking about costs that they incur for natural gas, and for coal to operate their power plants.

Ameren Missouri electric customers can expect to pay an additional fourty-six cents each month . The adjustment goes into effect September 24.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.


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