The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Ameren Missouri to increase the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge that appears on the monthly bills of the company's electric customers.
For a typical Ameren residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month, the EEIC will go from about $3.95 a month to $5.32 a month, an increase of $1.37 a month, according to the PSC.
The change is expected to take effect Feb. 1.
The adjustment reflects costs of approved energy-efficiency programs under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act. In 2009, the Missouri General Assembly enacted the MEEIA, which allows utilities to earn a profit on the electricity saved as a result of energy efficiency programs and incentives they offer to their customers.