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Citizens Utility Board Opposes Ameren Rate Hike
An Illinois utility watchdog organization will spend the next 11 months going over every detail of Ameren's gas rate hike request. The Citizens Utility Board's executive director said their legal team will challenge anything that the company can't justify.
Ameren filed for a $50 million natural gas rate hike after receiving $32 million in gas rate hikes just last year.
The Illinois Commerce Commission will vote on Ameren's request in about a year, after giving consumer advocates a chance to examine the company's arguments.