The Kansas Corporation Commission is disagreeing with Evergy’s assertions of a rate increase.
The request would mean an average monthly rate increase of $14.24 for Evergy Central customers and $3.47 for Evergy Metro customers. Commission approval is required before a regulated utility can change its rates.
The KCC says a rate increase of 1.6 percent was all that could be justified to provide service for Evergy Central customers. Evergy had previously submitted a request for a 9.77 percent rate hike.
The KCC audit also showed that Evergy Kansas Metro customers should see a 7.3 percent rate decrease instead of a 1.95 percent rate increase.
The Evergy Central service area includes:
- Arkansas City
- El Dorado
- Fort Scott
- Pittsburg I
- Other towns and rural areas.
The Evergy Metro service area includes:
- Overland Park
- Other communities near the Kansas City metro area