Empire District Electric Company is asking the state for a rate hike.
The request would raise rates nearly six percent – an $7.85 for customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours a month.
The company also wants to add a “weather normalization rider” – or extra monthly fee.
The charge applies when the weather is mild, but would lead to a credit when conditions are harsher.
The Missouri Public Service Commission is reviewing the rate request.
To view the full press release from Empire, click here.