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Proposal: End Cost Studies For Some Rate Increases

Associated Press - November 22, 2013 8:35 am

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The chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission is proposing ending cost studies for proposed rate increases that are less than 10 percent.

KCC chairman Mark Sievers made the suggestion in a statement responding to Westar Energy’s recent $30.7 million rate request, which was approved Thursday.

Sievers suggested that the commission could presume rate increases of less than 10 percent are reasonable. He says that would save time and the expense of cost allocation and rate design studies.

Cost allocation was an issue in Westar’s latest case because the utility sought larger increases for residential and small commercial customers. The Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board argued residents should pay less of the increase. The utility and CURB used different formulas to reach their conclusions.

Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

 

 

Fuchs Mi

November 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

Let’s get rid of Mark Sievers and the rest of his cronies who evidently are in the back pocket of Westar Energy. Has anyone checked these commissioners bank accounts or gifts that they receive from Westar? Well someone should. Further the state ought to look into doing away with Westar and their practices as they have grown to big and need to be down sized as all they are doing is raping the consumers.

Jackson Bogart

November 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Just shutup and turn off unused lites BOZO and it will be okay….LOL!

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