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 comment period open on Evergy rate increase application
Evergy has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a net rate increase of $204 million for Evergy Kansas Central and $14 million for Evergy Kansas Metro. If approved, Evergy Central customers would see an average monthly increase of $14.24. Evergy Metro customers would see an average monthly increase of $3.37.
The Evergy Central service area includes Topeka, Lawrence, Olathe, Leavenworth, Atchison, Manhattan, Salina, Hutchinson, Emporia, Parsons, Wichita, Arkansas City, El Dorado, Newton, Fort Scott, Pittsburg and Independence, among other towns and rural areas. The Evergy Metro service area includes Lenexa, Overland Park and other communities near the Kansas City metro area.
The Commission held three public hearings in July to provide Evergy customers an opportunity to learn about the proposed rates, ask questions and make comments. Hearings were held in Topeka, Overland Park and Wichita. For those unable to attend, all of the hearings were recorded and may be viewed on the KCC’s YouTube channel.
Public Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Central, Sept. 29, 2023. Customers can comment using the link below, send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027 or call 1-800-662-0027 or 785-271-3140.