Category: Utilities

No subsidies for Doe Run!

Tell the MO Senate that you don't want to subsidize utility rates for Doe Run. http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/missourians-face-major-hikes-to-utility-bills/article_2cbff592-e405-11e6-9d4f-772bea309a9c.html ...

MO Office of Public Council Stands Up for Consumers

Missouri's James Owen of the Office of Public Council is courageously fighting on behalf of consumers, challenging the Public Service Commission and their to weaken the current ex parte rules. Thank you, James Owen, for standing up for consumers. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-greitens-first-two-orders-collide-as-utilities-seek-weakened/article_8f13735a-13c0-5143-8cec-8c43a4f57b0c.html ...

Ameren Proposed Rate Hikes

Electricity was in the air when members of Consumers Council of Missouri (CCM) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently held a joint meeting to discuss rate increases proposed for 2017.  "Our older residents cannot keep up with constant rate increases, but this affects all of us, including our own families," said Hardenbrook, a South County resident. AARP, Consumers Council urge residents to attend local public hearings. ...

New Ameren Rates

CONSUMER ALERT! Ameren MO is seeking new rates to increase revenues by approx $206.4 million, ~$99 more per residential customer. http://www.lakenewsonline.com/news/20170104/hearings-planned-on-proposed-ameren-missouri-electric-rate-increase ...

Ameren increases quarterly dividends

Ameren increases quarterly dividends as they prepare to come before the PSC requesting a rate increase. The board of directors of Ameren Corp declared a dividend increase on its common stock of 3.5%. www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ameren-corporation-increases-quarterly-cash-dividend-300345208.html ...

Big WIN for MO consumers!

Regulators disallowing utility payments at payday loan stations. Allowing monopoly companies to use payday loan stations gives legitimacy to predatory business and facilitates the use of high interest loads to pay for necessary services. Its vitally important to have consumer groups who are willing to advocate for and push for policies that protect citizens from predatory businesses. Support Consumers Council of Missouri along with AARP Missouri, Empower Missouri and other ad ...

Its time for PSC hearing for Laclede

Regulators have issued a scathing report outlining increasing rates and improperly allocated costs by Laclede Gas. Its time to open a formal PSC hearing. ...

Path to Financial Independence

Financial independence and an escape from high-interest payday loans: Prosperity Connection provides a path http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/collaborative-helps-under-resourced-people-st-louis-achieve-financial-independence#stream/0 ...

Ameren Customer Alert: Details of How, Why Your Electric Bill Went Up in June

Consumers Council of Missouri ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 1, 2015. The rate increase Ameren Missouri won in its most recent rate case showed up on your electric bill last month. From 2007 through 2014, Ameren Missouri received increases of more than 43 percent in the rates that it charges residential consumers.  And that doesn't count increases in its fuel surcharge, which adds significantly to the company’s bottom line.  During most of that period, when the bulk of Ameren’s custome ...

KCP&L Seeks Extreme Increases in Customer Charge, Electric Rates

Customers May Voice Opposition at Upcoming Hearings KCP&L customers face a whopping 177 percent rate increase in their monthly customer charge if the electric utility gets its way before the Missouri Public Service Commission.  In the rate case, which starts with public hearings on Tuesday, April 21, the utility wants to increase the charge to $25 per month from $9 per month.  The company is asking also for a 15.8 percent increase in the usage rate. Raising the usage rate f ...

Close