Black Hills Energy seeks rate hike

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Topeka, Kan. -- Black Hills Energy is asking the Kansas Corporation Commission for approval of a rate increase.

In a news release from the natural gas provider, the company says that the rate increase would amount to roughly 13 cents a day for their 111,000 customers in Kansas. The utility says the rate increase will be tied to delivery costs.

The company says the costs of delivery are passed on to consumers during times of high demand. The rate increase will allow the company to spread that cost throughout the year.

The utility says it will increase customers average montly bill by about $4.13. The Citizens' Utility Ratepayers Board will schedule a public hearing to seek customer input before making a final recommendations to the KCC.

A meeting date has not been set.

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