Ameren Illinois asks state utility regulatory commission for rate increases

(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 12:20 PM CST
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(25 News Now) - Ameren Illinois has asked the Illinois Commerce Commission for electric and gas rate increases that would drive utility bills even higher.

Ameren Illinois has asked for a $160.4 million gas increase and a four-year, $435 million hike in electric rates.

The request follows Ameren receiving more than $118 million in electric rate hikes over the last two Januarys and a $76 million gas rate increase in January of 2021.

The Citizen’s Utility Board says the rate hike requests come as customers are already facing some of the highest utility costs in Illinois history.