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Westar Requests $17.4M Rate Increase

Associated Press - October 27, 2016 4:23 pm

Westar Energy has filed a request to raise its prices by about $17.4 million, which would raise the average residential bill in Kansas by about $1.54 per month.

Westar spokeswoman Gina Penzig says the company filed the request with the Kansas Corporation Commission to recover costs that weren’t available when last year’s full price was conducted.

TheĀ  bulk of the $17.4 million request is related to environmental upgrades at power plants, primarily in the LaCygne Generation Station, to meet federal requirements.

Other costs include $6.5 million used to make investments in the grid design for improved reliability.

Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Keith Davis

October 28, 2016 at 4:20 am

I find myself stating that there is something wrong with the Westar Rate Increase picture every year.
Again..I ask what should we customers provide the investment and environmental costs for them?
Why are they not saving profits for investments ?
Why are they not using working capital for environmental upgrades ?
Isn’t it time we customers put a halt to their overspending and raping of their customers ?
I wonder if they would turn every customers power off if we all didn’t pay one months bill ?
Yes I might be suggesting rebellion against Westar.

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