Evergy seeks first rate increase in five years


Evergy is seeking its first electric rate increase in five years, asking state regulators to approve a $218 million rate hike that would cost residential customers a monthly average of $14.24 in central Kansas and $3.47 in the Kansas City area.

The company is seeking a $204 million or a 9.77% overall rate increase for its 736,000 central Kansas customers, which includes Topeka, Pittsburg, Wichita, Hutchinson and other communities in the eastern third of the state.

In the Kansas City area, the company is requesting a revenue increase of $14 million or a 1.95% overall . . .


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