ST. LOUIS — AmerenUE customers who showed up at a hearing on the utility's request for an 18 percent rate increase said the spike is exorbitant.
KTVI reported that about 50 people attended the hearing Tuesday in St. Louis called by Missouri's Public Service Commission.
It was one of more than a dozen held throughout the utility's service area where PSC members listened to public concerns.
AmerenUE President and chief executive Warner Baxter said the rate increase would cover rising fuel costs and infrastructure investments. He said the company is working to save money.
The rate hike request will go before the PSC in March in Jefferson City.