Anyone got their AMEREN UE bill yet?

Anyone got their AMEREN UE bill yet?

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curious

Dexter, MO

#1 Jul 14, 2010
Just got mine. That 10.4% increase went through and now my bill is $187 for a month I wasn't even here and the air was turned on to 78 degrees. Do we have any other choices for our electric here in Dexter? I had hoped this would not pass especially in todays economy, but I guess money always seems to win over the citizens that are to be represented. This is ridiculous.
peacelovelife

New Harmony, IN

#2 Jul 14, 2010
i know that is such bull sh*t mine went up to $258 somethin and nobody is there during the day
Oldtimer

Kennett, MO

#3 Jul 14, 2010
Might be a good time to look into adding some insulation. I have about 2,000 sq. ft. of heated/cooled living area. My utility bill has averaged $145 per month for the past ten years. I keep the air conditioner running full blast as needed in the summer. We added 12" of insulation in the attic years ago and it made a tremendous difference.
curious

Dexter, MO

#4 Jul 14, 2010
Yeah, thanks oldtimer, that is what I'd like to do but the house is a rental, I guess maybe I should ask them to do it.
Real Rebel

Kennett, MO

#5 Jul 14, 2010
We use Ozark Border, and Ameren UE, maybe you can get Ozark where you are. I live just out of the city limits.
what a shame

New Harmony, IN

#6 Jul 16, 2010
Real Rebel wrote:
We use Ozark Border, and Ameren UE, maybe you can get Ozark where you are. I live just out of the city limits.
I live right off Chalk Bluff, any chance for Ozark here?
Real Deal

Kennett, MO

#7 Jul 16, 2010
Yep
whoi

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Jul 16, 2010
who passed the rate increase anyways ? Its messeed up we dont get to choose which company we want to use
Real Deal

Kennett, MO

#9 Jul 16, 2010
The reason they continuously get rate increases is this. First, IT IS AN ELECTION YEAR, you know Sowers and Emerson? Yeah, well Emerson is in real good with Ameren UE, as a matter of fact, they paid for 70% of her campaign ads. If Sowers was smart he would do an ad about it. But, Sowers is in with Ozark Border, however, he was only given about 7% in contributions, and they are not in his pocket.
Now, the second reason. They need money to pay for all these ads they are putting on TV, now why does Ameren UE need to run ads? Everyone needs power, and everyone knows who is contracted for the area, so why place commercials? Because the cost money, and that way we have to pay more.
The increase was brought up to state legislature roughly 9 months ago, when this was done, there were community meetings talked about on the news, KFVS12, the times were given, and some details. However, not too many of us paid attention, and not enough of us showed up against it. Of course Emerson was there stating that it would benefit the community in the long run, and it would provide better resistance to power failures if another ice storm were to hit.(BULLSHIT of course). So the increase was passed, and again next year another will pass if 75% of the community doesnt STAND UP. There were maybe 50 people at this meeting, and all of us were against it, however, it wasnt enough. SO, we are all now stuck paying more every month, and more every year.
THANKS EMERSON, hope you like the money we gave you.
concerd

Sterling, VA

#10 Jul 17, 2010
First I would like to say that I don't like rate increase anymore than anyone else, and I not saying thae Emerson is not in the pocket of the power company(name me a elected offical that isn't) but to say that Emerson had anything to do with the rate increase shows how stupid some people are, this was a voted on by our state officals not federal. Some will say it was due to the ice storm we had and that is true too, but alot of the increases are due to the forcomeing TAX AND CAP bill that is coming up in the federal level and if it passes it is going to get worse that just rate increases.
Real Deal wrote:
The reason they continuously get rate increases is this. First, IT IS AN ELECTION YEAR, you know Sowers and Emerson? Yeah, well Emerson is in real good with Ameren UE, as a matter of fact, they paid for 70% of her campaign ads. If Sowers was smart he would do an ad about it. But, Sowers is in with Ozark Border, however, he was only given about 7% in contributions, and they are not in his pocket.
Now, the second reason. They need money to pay for all these ads they are putting on TV, now why does Ameren UE need to run ads? Everyone needs power, and everyone knows who is contracted for the area, so why place commercials? Because the cost money, and that way we have to pay more.
The increase was brought up to state legislature roughly 9 months ago, when this was done, there were community meetings talked about on the news, KFVS12, the times were given, and some details. However, not too many of us paid attention, and not enough of us showed up against it. Of course Emerson was there stating that it would benefit the community in the long run, and it would provide better resistance to power failures if another ice storm were to hit.(BULLSHIT of course). So the increase was passed, and again next year another will pass if 75% of the community doesnt STAND UP. There were maybe 50 people at this meeting, and all of us were against it, however, it wasnt enough. SO, we are all now stuck paying more every month, and more every year.
THANKS EMERSON, hope you like the money we gave you.
Peanuts Wife

Lawrenceville, IL

#11 Jul 17, 2010
My bill was running $250 a month during the summer, and this month is was almost $400! I couldn't afford to pay the $250, and I sure can't afford to pay $400!!! Something's got to give. When the Taum Saulk disaster took place, we all knew we'd have to foot the bill, but this is ridiculous! Why should we have to pay for their mistake? I'm sure the ice storm had a little to do w/ it, and I'll give Ameren props...they did a good job restoring our power. BUT, this is too much! When Ameren is filing bankruptcy b/c most of us can't afford to pay our bills, that'll be on them. I just pray to God my children don't have to be w/o power just b/c a large corporation has to pay their workers more than I'll be paid when I receive my college degree!
mike

Kennett, MO

#12 Jul 18, 2010
Electric companies need federal regulation. I am sorry for all those out there who will bitch and moan about the government being more into your business, but, sometimes it's a good thing and something definately needs to be done. I think it should have the same rules as the phone company had implemented so many years ago. Give us a choice of whom we get our electric from Ameren is pathetic at best.
super trucker

Clarkton, MO

#13 Jul 20, 2010
http://fairelectricityrates.com/

this is the website for the people that were fighting for our rates against ameren ue...I was working but my wife went to the meeting @ the dexter armory back in the winter..Save this website and keep track of it we all can fight to keep them from getting another raise it didnt stop them this time but made a little difference.here is a column from the website i posted above. also there is petitions there you can sign to help fight big utility companys.

they wanted a Posted on 28. May, 2010 by admin.

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ST. LOUIS, MO.(St. Louis Public Radio) The Missouri Public Service Commission voted Friday to grant AmerenUE a $226 million rate increase.
The St. Louis-based utility had requested a $402 million hike.
AmerenUE spokesman Michael West says the company filed the request last year to help offset rising fuel costs and focus on [...]
Avenger

New Harmony, IN

#14 Jul 21, 2010
I got my bill a few days ago, ad they said I used 500.00 of there electricity! My house is less than 1400 square feet, I had insulation blown in a couple of years ago, and I only use 1 light at a time! They expect me to pay this bill. When I called last month because the last bill was so high, they said they would check the meter. It came back as working. So I'm stuck with a huge bill I can't pay.
ugh

Kennett, MO

#15 Jul 22, 2010
my 75.00 a month bill was 197.00 this time!!!
Peanuts Wife

Lawrenceville, IL

#16 Jul 22, 2010
Avenger wrote:
I got my bill a few days ago, ad they said I used 500.00 of there electricity! My house is less than 1400 square feet, I had insulation blown in a couple of years ago, and I only use 1 light at a time! They expect me to pay this bill. When I called last month because the last bill was so high, they said they would check the meter. It came back as working. So I'm stuck with a huge bill I can't pay.
My bill was around $400, and I have a 950 square foot home. I know how you feel. I wonder what they'd do if we all failed to pay our bills? Go bankrupt? Yeah right! They've got all our extra money!
Kim

New Harmony, IN

#17 Jul 23, 2010
We too have about 1400 Ft. and mine went from 254.00 to 438.00 If it was a ten percent increase my calculations would be a 25.40 increase not 184.00. I do not know, we are already just eating chicken and hamburger meat. Maybe we will just go down to eating hot dogs every night. Thank yoooo
Ameren UE!!!!!!!!!!and that would be grilling them every night so we do not use any electric or gas) LOL
Dave

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Aug 10, 2010
I've lived in my 1200 sq foot house for the past 15 years. In the last 5 years, I would average $200.00 a month during the summer(with kids at home).The last 2 years, I got rid of my swimming pool and stopped using the dehumidifier downstairs to save on cost, however, my electric usage has only increased! Last month my bill was $238.00 and this last one came in at $315.00. I don't mind having to pay a little more, but I don't like that they claim I'm using more, especially since my two youngest kids have been working for the past year and no one is at home during the day anymore. I truly feel that Ameren is using the customer to assist in paying for all their mistakes!
duh

Dexter, MO

#19 Aug 10, 2010
No one has brought up the fact that the last month was one of the hottest on record. We had zero days of relief. Typically, there are some decent days mixed into to take the pressure off of cooling. We did not have those this last month. So, the largest part of increased bill is the weather. The rate increases would only make a small difference. I wish rates were lower, but we still pay under the national average per Kw hour.
curious

Gideon, MO

#20 Aug 10, 2010
to duh- Last months bill is for usage for the month before it

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