rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. appeals court upholds 2009 Ameren electric rate hike case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-appeals-court-upholds-2009-ameren-electric-rate-hike-case <p>A Missouri appeals court has upheld a 2009 decision by state utility regulators to approve a rate increase for Ameren Missouri.</p><p>The Missouri Public Service Commission in January 2009 approved a more than $160 million electric rate increase for Ameren customers. That was challenged by Noranda Aluminum Inc. and the public counsel, who represents ratepayers before the commission.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:15:23 +0000 The Associated Press 2429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. appeals court upholds 2009 Ameren electric rate hike case MSD hearings to begin on rate increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-hearings-begin-rate-increase <p>Hearings will begin in about a week on a $276 million rate increase request for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.&nbsp;MSD says the rate hike is needed to comply with stricter regulatory requirements and to reduce wastewater overflows into area creeks and streams.</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:14:43 +0000 Bill Raack 1362 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD hearings to begin on rate increase Mo. auditor Schweich to rate agencies, poor to excellent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-auditor-schweich-rate-agencies-poor-excellent <p>New Missouri Auditor <a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">Tom Schweich</a> plans to rate the entities he audits on a scale of excellent to poor.</p><p>Schweich said Friday his grading scale is intended to provide an evaluation that's easy to understand both for the general public and the agency being audited. He hopes the new system will provide some context about the severity of problems that get pointed out in audits.</p><p>The best rating will be excellent, followed by good, fair and poor.</p><p>He plans to start using the rating scale for audits released in February.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:59:30 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. auditor Schweich to rate agencies, poor to excellent Rates rising for Ameren Mo. natural gas customers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rates-rising-ameren-mo-natural-gas-customers <p>Natural gas customers of <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> soon will see their rates go up, but not by much.</p><p>The monthly bill for a typical residential customer is projected to rise by about $3.30 under a plan approved by state regulators.</p><p>The increase will take effect Feb. 1.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.psc.mo.gov/">Missouri Public Service Commission</a> said Thursday the rate agreement will generate about $5.6 million annually for Ameren Missouri. The company had requested an $11.9 million rate increase.</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:27:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 362 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rates rising for Ameren Mo. natural gas customers