The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold two local public hearings in Joplin on February 19, 2015, in an electric rate case filed by The Empire District Electric Company. The local public hearing schedule appears below.
These local public hearings will be held in a facility that meets the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person who needs additional accommodations to participate in these hearings should call the Public Service Commission’s hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or Relay Missouri at 711 before the hearings.
If you are unable to attend a local public hearing and wish to make written comments or secure additional information, you may contact the Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of the Public Counsel, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone 1-866-922-2959, email email@example.com .
On August 29, 2014, The Empire District Electric Company filed an electric rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $24.3 million. According to the company, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (1,000 kilowatt-hours) of electricity would see a monthly increase of approximately $9.87 under the rate request.
The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 148,200 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.