Ameren excessive earnings case may hinge on audit

Courtesy of Ameren
Courtesy of Ameren

Ameren Missouri’s first reduction in electricity rates after years of increases may hinge on whether the Missouri Public Service Commission thinks it can make a determination without a full-blown audit that could take months.

Ameren Missouri customers — led by Noranda Aluminum, the utility’s largest customer — spent the first day of the week-long hearings arguing they are at a disadvantage when it comes to challenging the utility’s rates. Ameren countered that they were advocating for a double standard, one that requires far more scrutiny for rate increases than rate reductions.

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