Settlement reached in electric backbilling case

Photo credit: Oran Viriyincy

By Suzanne King
Sunflower State Journal

Large electricity customers, such as public school districts and hospitals, would be on the hook for only about $3.5 million in additional fees going back to 2016, compared to the $24 million originally proposed, under a settlement agreement reached this week.

The settlement involves how Evergy, the electric utility created when Westar Energy and KCP&L merged, allocates a “transmission delivery charge,” which is passed through to customers.

Kansas Corporation Commission staff argued that residential customers had been asked to pay too much of the transmission delivery charge . . .


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