July 23, 2024

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Tag: electric rates

KCC ignores landowners, grants route for power lines to take electricity out of state

In a 2-1 vote earlier this week, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) — which regulates public utilities in the state…

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Big pay increases for KCK BPU managers come at customers’ expense

The Kansas City Kansas Board of Public Utilities (KCK BPU) charges customers exceptionally high rates for electricity and water, and…

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KCC supports “minimum bill” for consumers who generate own power

If the Kansas Corporation Commission — the entity tasked with overseeing utilities in the state of Kansas — has its…

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Senate bill would eliminate competition in power transmission construction

A bill in front of the Kansas Senate would effectively give complete control over electric transmission projects in the state…

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Manchin electric grid takeover mirrored by KCC

Even before Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) was proposing a bill that would have essentially nationalized energy transmission in the…

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Evergy ordered to explain capital expenses — in public

Questions about capital spending by Evergy — Kansas’ largest electric utility — came to a head Thursday as the Kansas…

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KCC grants public utility status to wind developer that could raise electric rates

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has approved the first stage of a project which will see electricity from the Wolf…

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Evergy electric bills to spike, and not just because of the heat

Evergy, the largest for-profit electric company in Kansas, recently raised rates for nearly every customer in the state by more…

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KCC reverses course, allows retail ratepayer groups to weigh in on transmission project

Despite calling the brouhaha surrounding a controversial transmission project “a circus” and “drama trauma,” Kansas Corporation Commission Commissioner Susan K.…

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Kelly appointees limit consumer input on eminent domain, rate hikes

In an almost unprecedented move, the Kansas Corporation Commission limited the ability of a consumer interest group to intervene on…

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Petition asks legislature to halt skyrocketing electric rates

Kansas has some of the highest electric utility rates in the region, with residents paying — on average — 25%…

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Kelly admin celebrates destructive business tax climate

Apparently desperate for some sort of win to distract from a moribund state economy, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, in a…

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Testimony: Utilities could have avoided winter storm price hikes

When “Winter Storm Uri” hit in February, it plunged the nation into a deep freeze, causing rolling blackouts across the…

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Rich pension, health benefits drive high electric rates at KCK BPU

Not only are high salaries driving some of the highest electric rates in the region at the Kansas City, Kansas…

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Electric Co-op CEOs make big money, rates highest in region

The electric cooperatives that serve approximately 500,000 mostly-rural customers in Kansas charge some of the highest rates in the state…

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Electric rates hurt economic development; Evergy customers getting $41 million rate hike

Having significantly higher electric rates than surrounding states isn’t just a millstone around the neck of the average Kansan, it’s dragging…

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Kansans pay 25% higher electric rates than neighboring states

A recently released audit of the electric rates Kansans pay concluded that Kansans pay anywhere from 22 to 25 percent…

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