Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Public Service Commission approves Empire District Electric fuel adjustment charge request

(From the Missouri Public Service Commission)

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 from a current refund of approximately $0.87 a month to an increase of approximately $3.51 a month (a total change of approximately $4.38 a month). The change is expected to take effect on June 1, 2019.

The FAC change reflects Empire’s fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of September 2018 through February 2019 (Case No. ER-2019-0301). It also reflects Empire’s FAC true-up filing (Case No. EO-2019-0302).

The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 153,000 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.


Concerned citizen said...

High electric bills. Sell out to Canadians....the smug tiny Empire District should have merged with a larger utility years ago but no its local,its Joplin...the regulators in Missouri have been/are not focused on public service...they should have seen scenario years ago and encouraged a better public utility for Joplin area...what are rates in 4 states around us?

Anonymous said...

I dont know but we were sick and tired of outrageous electric bills. We just went solar. On sunny days they are buying electric from us.