Senate panel advances bill calling for electric rate study


Utility companies and large energy users have agreed on a plan to study rising electric rates, shedding proposals described as a sneaky way of changing how rates are set in Kansas.

The Senate Utilities Committee on Monday approved a compromise bill that calls for an independent study of Kansas electric rates, which are higher than those in surrounding states.

The study is estimated to cost about $1 million, although it may come in less than projected. The utilities will bear the cost, which can be passed on to the ratepayers.

The study . . .


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