Thursday, May 18, 2017
Public Service Commission approves Empire District request for fuel adjustment charge increase
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.
As a result of this filing, the FAC for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will increase by approximately $6.25 a month from a current reduction of approximately $4.57 a month to a charge of approximately $1.68 a month. The change is expected to take effect on June 1, 2017.
The FAC change reflects Empire’s fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of September 2016 through February 2017 (Case No. ER-2017-0254). It also reflects Empire’s FAC true-up filing (EO-2017-0255).
The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 150,300 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.