Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

Public Service Commission Stands Up for Consumers

Ameren announced plans last year to string six electric vehicle charging stations between St. Louis and Jefferson City. The pilot project was intended to gauge whether the effort would help boost the number of electric vehicle drivers in surrounding counties, relative to other areas. Seems like a good idea. One snag: Ameren, a monopoly utility company, would be able to recover the cost of building those stations by spreading the costs across their base of residential consumers. ...