Empire requests rate hike from state

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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.

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