You know insurance companies, potential employers and landlords, and others make use of your credit score — now the state’s largest utility wants to do the same. Ameren Missouri has filed a request with state regulators to utilize a prospective customer’s credit score to determine whether a deposit should be required on new electric service. The proposal is just beginning its public comment period, and a start date for the change practice hasn’t been determined. If you would like to comment on the proposed change, there are a number of ways to do so. We’ve posted them online, at 1450kirx.com.
.Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than December 31, 2013, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, or by using the Commission’s electronic filing and information service (EFIS). 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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Public Service Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, e-mail email@example.com). The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the general public in matters before the Commission. Ameren Missouri serves approximately 1.2 million electric customers in Missouri.