KCP&L Seeks 12.9 Percent Rate Increase In Kansas

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Saturday, March 21, 2012

The Kansas Corporation Commission will consider a request from KCP&L to raise rates 12.9 percent in Kansas.

The request, filed Friday by the utility, would raise an average residential customer's rate by nearly $150 a year.

It would bring in an estimated $63.6 million in revenue for the utility.

The Kansas City Star reports the KCP&L officials said most of the revenue would be used for environmental upgrades and to meet renewable energy mandates.

In February, KCP&L asked Missouri regulators for an increase of 15 percent in that state. That would cost an average residential customer $180 a year.

If it's approved, the Kansas request would take effect in January for the utility's 246,000 Kansas customers.

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