Wichita hearing scheduled for Westar request

The utility is asking for two rate adjustments

The Kansas Corporation Commission has scheduled a public hearing in Wichita on two electric rate adjustments that have been requested by Westar Energy. 

Westar is asking for a $1.56 million rate decrease that would take effect in December, and then there would be a $54.2 million rate increase in February, 2019.    The two adjustments would raise prices by $52.6 million and the average residential customers would see an increase of $5.91 per month. 

The request also includes fees for customers who installed their own source of electric power after October 28, 2015.  

The hearing will be held Thursday, June 28th at 6 p.m. at the Lowe Auditorium in Wichita State University's Hughes Complex at 29th Street North and Oliver.   It will allow residents to find out more about the proposed rate change and ask questions of the company and KCC staff.  They can also submit comments to the KCC at the hearing. 

The KCC will accept public comments through 5 p.m. on July 18th.   More information is available on the commission's web site at www.kcc.ks.gov 

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