Empire Rate Hike Proposal

By Priscilla Mace

Published 08/29 2014 05:25PM

Updated 08/29 2014 07:02PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Empire District Electric company has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission for a 5.5% increase. This should generate about $24.3 million, costing the average customer nearly $10 more each month. Empire officials say the main factor for the increase is the cost to install an air quality control system at the asbury power plant.

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