PSC approves Spire Missouri request to extend program

March 25, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which will extend Spire’s COVID-19 Residential Assistance Program an additional two months.

The commission originally approved the COVID-19 Residential Assistance Program effective November 7, 2020, and it was to end on March 31, 2021. Spire stated that because of the ongoing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seeks to extend the program to May 30, 2021.

Under the COVID-19 Residential Assistance Program, eligible customers will receive $100 upon enrollment and Spire will contribute a dollar for dollar match up to $300 towards a customer’s past due bills. Spire stated in its filing that the program was designed to provide some economic relief to those Spire customers who have either lost their jobs, been furloughed, or lost income since March 1, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spire Missouri East provides natural gas service to approximately 654,600 customers in the City of St. Louis as well as the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Butler, Iron, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Crawford, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve.

Spire Missouri West provides natural gas service to approximately 522,000 customers in Andrew, Barry, Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Dade, DeKalb, Greene, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Moniteau, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Stone and Vernon counties.