Pushing ahead in the quest for transparency, consumer advocacy groups will challenge last month’s ruling by the Public Service Commission that denied a motion for making Ameren Missouri’s classified information public.
The investor-owned utilities company filed a surveillance report with the PSC, and groups like the Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers, AARP, the Consumers Council of Missouri and the Office of Public Council want the Commission to waive confidentiality. Ameren Missouri is one of several companies that filed this type of report, but it is the only company that consumer advocacy groups sought to make public.
The added privacy creates difficulties for those looking to file legal complaints against the company. Additionally, making the information public would help legislators as they move forward in future decisions regarding utilities, advocates say.