Ameren Defends Rate Hike Request

ameren illinois logoAmeren wants to boost rates to make improvements to its power grid system. Spokeswoman Stacey Shangraw says the upgrades will help them keep up with customer demands, because they’re using more and more energy.

The Illinois Commerce Commission still needs to approve the rate hike but if they do, customers will pay anywhere between six and eleven-dollars more each month. That would go into effect in January.