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KCC staff favors minimum bill to recover solar costs

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(Updated to correct the monthly cost of grid access fee) The Kansas Corporation Commission's staff is backing Evergy's fallback proposal to impose a $35 minimum...

New, more open electric rate study filed

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A consultant has turned in a new electric rate study to regulators, replacing a version with 40 pages of blacked out passages. AECOM Technical Services,...

KCC demands justification for blacked-out rate study

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State utility regulators on Tuesday demanded the author of the second phase of an electric rate study explain why its report was heavily blacked...

KCC nominee clears Senate confirmation panel

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Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Corporation Commission won the approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday, saying he would be an independent...

Governor announces new KCC nominee

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(Developing: Will be updated) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday announced that she's nominating an Overland Park utilities lawyer to the Kansas Corporation Commission. Kelly is naming...

Legislature approves electric rate incentive for development

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The Kansas Legislature on Thursday approved a bill expanding efforts to discount high electric rates for companies moving to Kansas. The bill was seen as...

Expanded electric discounts considered for new development

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A bill moving through the Legislature would expand efforts to discount high electric rates for companies moving to Kansas. A bill set for a hearing...

Schools, hospitals face backbilling for electric charges

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By Suzanne King Sunflower State Journal Public school districts and hospitals are among the organizations that can expect to see extra electricity charges if a proposal...

UPDATED: Finney County Commissioner announces congressional bid

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Finney County Commissioner William Clifford announced his candidacy for Congress in the Kansas 1st District late Thursday morning. Clifford joins a field that already includes former...

Battle unfolds over proposed power plant purchase

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Big industry is teaming up with consumer advocates to block Westar from purchasing a share of a coal-fired power plant in northeast Kansas. A coalition...