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Gary Hampton, a meter reader for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, checks an electrical meter on Friday. Although BMU is not currently planning for a rate increase, customers of other area electric companies will face increases in the next few months.
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Some customers of local electric companies to face rate increases

michellef@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Quite a few Southeast Missouri residents will see rate increases on their electricity bills in the coming months.

The SEMO Electric Cooperative recently announced a plan approved by the Board of Directors to increase rates effective March 1. There are different classifications -- overall, the increase is 13.89 percent -- with residential customers facing a 15.6 percent increase.

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