Proposal: End Cost Studies For Some Rate Increases

By: AP -- (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP -- (posted by Greg Palmer)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission is proposing ending cost studies for proposed rate increases that are less than 10 percent.

KCC chairman Mark Sievers made the suggestion in a statement responding to Westar Energy's recent $30.7 million rate request, which was approved Thursday.

Sievers suggested that the commission could presume rate increases of less than 10 percent are reasonable. He says that would save time and the expense of cost allocation and rate design studies.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bbYQJD ) cost allocation was an issue in Westar's latest case because the utility sought larger increases for residential and small commercial customers. The Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board argued residents should pay less of the increase. The utility and CURB used different formulas to reach their conclusions.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 232996811 - wibw.com/a?a=232996811
Gray Television, Inc.