Salina, KS

Now: 33 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 33 ° | Lo: 24 °

Strong Criticism For Westar Rate Hike Proposal

KSAL StaffJuly 22, 2015

The largest electric utility in Kansas is drawing strong criticism for proposing to increase its rates by $152 million a year.

AARP Kansas has called the proposed increases unreasonable, and green-energy advocates argue that part of the plan will discourage consumers from installing solar panels or taking other steps to conserve power.

The Kansas Corporation Commission had its first public hearing Tuesday in Topeka on the proposal from Westar Energy Inc. and plans another Thursday in Wichita.

The company has said it needs the rate increases to cover costs already incurred for plan upgrades.

The company has said its rates would rise by an average of 7.9 percent for all of its 700,000 customers. Westar expects residential customers’ bills to increase between $9 and $13 a month.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Salina Man With “Strong Foundation̶...

November 12, 2017 7:19 pm

Marquette Hosting a “Haunted Hike”

October 26, 2017 11:10 am

County Appraiser: Area Economy is Strong

October 17, 2017 3:17 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Kansas Voter Information ...
January 23, 2018Comments
Man Sentenced for Sexual ...
January 23, 2018Comments
Lang Employee’s Car...
January 23, 2018Comments
Brownback Confirmation Po...
January 23, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018