KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposed rate hike could have Kansas City customers paying more than 15 percent on their electric bill. Kansas City Power and Light wants to increase rates by about 48 cents a day, or roughly $14.50 a month.
The company said the rate hikes are needed to maintain their facilities and to keep up with federal environmental mandates.
If passed, the rate hike will only affect customers in Kansas City, Mo., who are not in the former Aquila territory. However, KCP&L is requesting an increase in all the areas it services.
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The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit on Thursday. The public hearing schedule and locations are listed below.
- In Kansas City: Fletcher Daniels State Office Building, Conference Room 501, 615 East 13th Street. A PSC staff public information/question and answer session starts at 12 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow.
- In Lee`s Summit: Lee`s Summit High School, Lecture Hall, 400 Southeast Blue Parkway. A PSC staff public information/question and answer session starts at 6 p.m. with the taking of sworn testimony to follow.