Lawmakers presented data showing electric rates gradually declining

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With a battle developing over utility regulation, new data show Kansas has seen a gradual decline in electric rates over a six-year period.

Justin Grady, of the Kansas Corporation Commission's utilities division, briefed the House utilities committee on federal data showing that average Kansas electric rates declined 0.19% from 2016 to 2021.

Kansas was only one of two states in the Midwest that saw a decline in average electric rates during the six-year period for which data was collected from the Energy Information Administration.

The only other state with a decline was North Dakota, which saw . . .


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