Tuesday 19th January 2021

Ameren Missouri customers could see a slight increase in their electric bills starting next month.

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri to adjust the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) that appears on the monthly bills of Ameren Missouri electric customers.

For a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, the EEIC will change from approximately $3.95 a month to approximately $5.32 a month, an increase of approximately $1.37 a month.  The change is expected to take effect on February 1, 2021.  The adjustment reflects costs of approved energy efficiency programs under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).

The EEIC is a charge which encourages utility companies to implement demand-side and energy efficiency programs and was part of MEEIA.  The mechanism is reflected as a separate line item on customer bills.

Ameren Missouri serves approximately 1.2 million electric customers in Missouri.