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Agency Seeks Smaller Westar Rate Increase

Associated Press - August 22, 2013 9:47 am

A Kansas consumer advocate agency says Westar Energy Inc. can get by with a smaller rate increase and still be able to make necessary environmental improvements at its power plants.

David Springe, an attorney for the Citizens Utility Ratepayers Board, filed testimony Wednesday with the Kansas Corporation Commission saying Westar could reduce its rate increase request by $1 million and still accomplish its goals.

Westar, the largest electric utility in Kansas, is seeking a $31.7 million rate increase from its customers. The utility is seeking the increase to pay for $1.2 billion in environmental upgrades at its LaCygne plant in eastern Kansas.

CURB also argues against Westar’s plan to shift the burden of the increase away from large businesses to residential customers.

Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Mic Be

August 24, 2013 at 7:12 am

If i could get a pay raise everytime something came up, what a deal. Westar needs to learn to live within their budget like the rest of us. You need to look at negotiating salaries/wages/driving vehicles longer/ceo wages/……WAKE UP and quit bleeding us.

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