The Missouri House Interim Committee on Electric Service Territories has turned down an amendment that would have allowed Holcim (US) to purchase electricity from AmerenUE. The cement company requested the amendment because it said Ameren’s rates are significantly lower than those of Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC).
State law requires customers to purchase electric power from the utility that owns the service territory in which the customer is located. The law gives the utility exclusive authority to sell power within the territory boundaries. The territory that Holcim is located is owned by CEC.
The interim committee was established in 2008 after Holcim made an unsuccessful attempt at getting legislation passed that would have allowed AmerenUE to be its supplier.