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MoPub seeking to up electric rates

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold formal hearings beginning in late January in an electric rate case filed by Missouri Public Service (MPS).

The hearing schedule is as follows:
Jan. 22, 2002 through Jan. 25, 2002; Jan. 28, 2002 through Jan. 30 2002; and Feb. 1, 2002, Feb. 4, 2002 through Feb. 8, 2002.

These hearings will be held in room 310 of the Governor Office Building, 200, Madison Street, in Jefferson City. The Governor Office Building meets accessibility standards required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. If any person needs additional accommodations to participate in the formal hearings, they should call the Public Service Commission's hotline at 1-800-392-4211 (voice) or 1-800-829-7541 (TDD) prior to the hearing.

The Commission will hold local public hearings on Nov. 7 to give customers of MPS an opportunity to comment on the rate request as well as to comment on any service related problems. The locations for these hearings will be released at a later date.

On June 8, MPS filed an electric rate case with the MPS Commission seeking to increase electric revenues by approximately $49.3 million (16.86 percent) a year. For a residential customer using 1,000 kwh (kilowatts) per month, the proposed increase would be approximately $14 a month.

MPS serves approximately 205,000 electric customers in Missouri, including Platte County.