Ameren Illinois Rates Could Soon Be Lowered

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Central Illinois - If you are an Ameren Illinois customer you may soon see a decrease in your utilities. 

Ameren Illinois will file a plan with the Illinois Commerce Commission later this month. The company is expected to request around $14 million decrease in delivery service rates for 2017. 

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) will have eight months to fully review and make a determination on Ameren Illinois rate reduction request.  If approved, the new lower electric delivery service rates would go into effect beginning in January of 2017.

"We made a long-term commitment to our customers to strengthen the power grid and deliver cost-saving enhancements and it's working," said Craig Nelson, senior vice president, Regulatory Affairs and Financial Services for Ameren Illinois.  "When combined with expected lower electric supply costs, our customers will continue to see stable prices for an advanced energy delivery system."

It will be the fourth such rate decrease in the years since the landmark Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (LIMA) was passed in 2011, enabling Ameren Illinois to accelerate its efforts to modernize the grid and provide consumers more efficient, reliable energy delivery. 

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