Author Archives: Jacqueline Hutchinson

Celebrate Consumer Justice! [REGISTER]

Join us for an evening of networking, learning about our successes and challenges and as we honor Marc Poston & Geoff Marke, from the Office of the Public Counsel, for their work to protect vulnerable Missouri Utility Customers.   Marc Poston, OPC               Geoff Marke, OPC            Wednesday, October 27            5:30pm - 7:30pm   Register   Tickets $40 In-Person (Must Be Fully Vaccinated) $25 Virtual $100 Supporter $250 Consumer Advocate ...

Utility rates could increase for more than 1 million Missouri customers next year

Low-income households, particularly in communities of color, spend a greater share of their income on utilities, according to several research studies. A report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, for instance, found Black households spend 43% more on energy costs than white households. “Why does the bottom line have to affect people of low income the most? The cost is rolling directly down to consumers from low-income, predominantly Black and brown commun ...

Ameren Missouri has requested a rate increase! Register today for a virtual public hearing to make public comments on how it would impact you!

According to Ameren Missouri: The adjustment in base rates would mean electric rates for an average residential electric customer (based on approximately 1,029 kilowatt-hours of usage per month) would increase by approximately $12 a month. The adjustment in base rates would mean natural gas rates would increase for an average residential customer by approximately $4 a month.   To attend the local public hearing by telephone, at the time of the hearing, call toll- ...

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