Public Hearings & Comment Periods
The Commission welcomes and encourages public input on utility rate and siting cases and proposed rules and regulations. There are two ways for citizens to participate in the formal regulatory process. The first is to attend a public hearing. The second is to submit a comment during the open comment period. Click on the links below to find out more about each of these options.
Scheduled Public Hearings and Open Comment Periods
Public Comments will be accepted until October 17 at 5 p.m. in the Kansas City Power & Light rate increase request.
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has filed a request with the Kansas Corporation Commission to update its rates. Originally, KCP&L requested to increase Kansas retail rates by about $26.2 million. As a result of the merger with Westar Energy, KCP&L’s request has been reduced by about $10.3 million.Under KCP&L’s original proposal, the average residential customer using 1,366 kWh in summer months and 833 kWh in winter months will see an increase of about $7.29 per month excluding property tax rebasing, or $9.19 including property tax rebasing. Residential customers who use electricity to heat their homes may experience a higher average monthly increase during winter months.
A public hearing on the proposed rate increase was held on August 23, 2018 in Overland Park. Click the link below to watch the hearing. Public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. CDT on October 17.
Public Comments pertaining to the Kansas Gas Service rate increase request will be accepted through 5 p.m. on December 14.
Kansas Gas Service has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a $42.7 million net base rate increase. The requested increase would affect the portions of a customer's bill that relate to the delivery of natural gas, including the fixed monthly service charge and delivery charge. If approved, the average monthly bill for residential customers will increase $5.67 per month, an increase of 10 percent.
A public hearing on the proposed rate increase was held on October 4, 2018 in Topeka. Public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. CST on December 14, 2018.