KCC staff urges lower electric rate increase

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State regulators are recommending an electric rate increase for Evergy that's about $169 million less than what the utility first proposed for its central Kansas customers in addition to a rate cut for the Kansas City area.

After auditing the company's balance sheet, staff for the Kansas Corporation Commission concluded that an increase of $34.7 million was warranted for central Kansas, compared to the roughly $204 million that the utility first proposed.

The KCC determined that an increase of 1.66% was all that could be justified for the company's 736,000 central Kansas customers, which . . .


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