The Empire District Electric Company has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to adjust the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers.

Empire made two filings. In its first filing (Case No. ER-2019-0301), Empire proposes to adjust the FAC to reflect fuel and purchased power costs for the six-month period of September 2018-February 2019. The second case is Empire’s true-up filing (Case No. EO-2019-0302). For a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month, Empire states these two filings will result in the FAC increasing by approximately $4.38 a month. The proposed change would take effect Saturday, June 1.

Applications to intervene and participate in these cases must be filed no later than Wednesday, April 17, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System at

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel c/o Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, MO 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, e-mail or the Public Service Commission Staff, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102, telephone (800) 392-4211, or e-mail The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency representing the general public in matters before the Commission.

The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 153,000 electric customers in Missouri, including Cedar County.

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