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Kevin Gunn

(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Public Service Commission heard details Monday on Ameren Missouri’s proposed efficiency plan.

The proposal is designed to promote energy efficiency while still allowing the St. Louis-based utility to earn a profit.  It has an estimated price tag of $145 million and it would be paid by the utility’s customers, whose residential bills on average would be about $3 a month higher.  But Ameren Missouri’s Warren Wood says if approved, customers would save money in the long run.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 6, 2011 - Kevin Gunn, chairman of Missouri's Public Service Commission that regulates utilities and their rates, says that the agency's dealings with Ameren won't be affected by the electric utility's hiring of the firm headed by his former boss: retired U.S. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt.