Westar seeks $3.5 million for costs

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TOPEKA, Kan. - Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light want to charge customers for plant upgrades sooner than anticipated.

The two companies share ownership of the coal-fired plant at La Cygne and presented the Kansas Corporation Commission Thursday the reasons they should approve a different approach to recovery costs.

The companies normally couldn't begin charging for the additional costs without filing a full rate case. But that process takes several months.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Westar's request would total about $3.5 million, which would cost the average residential customer about 16 cents per month. KCP&L hadn't specified a dollar amount in its filings with KCC as of Friday.

KCC chairwoman Shari Feist Albrecht said Thursday's presentations were educational only and wouldn't be entered into evidence for a final decision.

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