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KCC Takes Public Comments on Westar Rate Increase

KCC 2Around 80 people gathered in Topeka for the hearing. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

During a hearing in Topeka Thursday night, state regulators took public comments on a rate hike request from Westar Energy. The proposal includes a nearly 2 percent increase and a shift in who pays how much.  Residential and small business customers would be paying more than they do now… and big companies would pay less.  That would mean larger business customers and school districts would have their rates reduced. KPR's Stephen Koranda was at last (THUR) night’s hearing at the Kansas Corporation Commission and files this report.

There’s more information on how to submit comments or written testimony on the KCC website.


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