Ameren Profits Prove Infrastructure Surcharge Unnecessary, Critics Contend

Ameren Missouri ended up earning millions of dollars more than authorized in 2012, results that came after the state approved a $263 million rate increase that took effect in January.
Consumer advocates, including some of Ameren’s biggest customers, say the profits prove that utilities don’t need an infrastructure surcharge that would yield millions of dollars in additional revenue. But an Ameren spokesman said several unusual circumstances, including the hottest summer on record, caused the jump in earnings.
Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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