KCP&L gets rate hike in Missouri, awaits ruling in Kansas

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 03 2015 Sep 3, 2015 Thursday, September 03, 2015 9:45:31 AM CDT September 03, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - State regulators have approved an 11.7 percent rate increase for some Kansas City Power & Light customers.

The Kansas City Star reported the decision will mean about half of KCP&L's customers in Missouri will see rates go up nearly $12 a year.

The utility said it needed the increase to pay for pollution control at its La Cygne coal-fired plant, improvements at Wolf Creek nuclear power plant and rising transmission costs.

A request for a 12.5 percent increase in Kansas to cover similar expenses is before the Kansas Corporation Commission, which could rule next week.

The Missouri rate case covered 270,000 KCP&L customers in its original service area, which includes most of Kansas City. Rates for about 315,000 other customers in western Missouri are set separately.

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