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

            Empire has made two filings.  In its first filing (Case No. ER-2016-0080), Empire proposes to adjust the FAC to reflect fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of March 2015 through August 2015.  The second case is Empire’s true-up filing (Case No. ER-2016-0082).  For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (1,000 kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, Empire states these two filings will result in the FAC decreasing by approximately $1.51 a month. The proposed change would take effect in December.

Applications to intervene and participate in these cases must be filed no later than October 14, 2015, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at .

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel (Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, email or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email  The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission. 

The Empire District Electric Company serves approximately 149,200 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone and Taney.