TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Corporation Commission will
consider a request from KCP&L to raise rates 12.9 percent in
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
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/JhfQMq ) 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.