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.

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Scheduled Public Hearings and Open Comment Periods


Public Hearings and Comment Period set on Kansas Gas Service rate increase request

Kansas Gas Service has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a $58.1 million net increase in base rates related to the fixed monthly customer charge and the gas delivery charge. If approved, the average monthly residential bill will increase by approximately $6.71 (10.41%) for customers who use less natural gas (73 Mcf or less per year) and $9.48 (8.25%) for those who use more natural gas (more than 73 Mcf per year).

The Commission has scheduled two public hearings to provide Kansas Gas Service customers an opportunity to learn more about the proposed rates, ask questions and make comments. The public hearing schedule appears below. All hearings will begin at 6 p.m. Central.

Anyone unable to attend in person may participate virtually via Zoom. Advance Zoom registration is required using the link below the preferred hearing date (see below). In addition, the hearings will be broadcast live on the KCC’s YouTube channel. No registration is required for viewing only.  

Thursday, June 13
Washburn Institute of Technology
Main Conference Center, Building A
5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka, KS
Click here to register by noon June 12 to participate by Zoom

Monday, June 17
Wichita State University, Lowe Auditorium
Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5014 E 29th St. North, Wichita, KS
Click here to register by noon June 16 to participate by Zoom

In addition to the hearings, Public Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Central, August 5, 2024. 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 (Be sure to reference Docket No. 24‑KGSG‑610‑RTS) or call 1-800-662-0027 or 785-271-3140. 

Public Notice | Docket Details | Submit a Comment


Consolidated Communications of MO requests increase in access line rate & voice bundle

Consolidated Communications of Missouri has filed an application to increase residential access line rates by $1.50 per month and voice bundle rates by $2.50 per month effective on August bills. Customers may petition the Kansas Corporation Commission to determine the reasonableness of the proposed rates. A petition by 15% or more of subscribers subject to the rate would require the KCC to initiate a reasonableness investigation.

Customers may comment using the link below, call the KCC at 800-662-0027 or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. The final date to submit your comment is June 21, 2024.

Public Notice l View docket Details l Submit a Public Comment