The Kansas Corporation Commission begins public hearings this week to give Evergy customers an opportunity to learn more about the company’s rate increase request and to make comments before the Commission.
The application, filed with the KCC on April 25, requests 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 first of three public hearings will be held tomorrow in Topeka, with the second hearing held Thursday Overland Park. A third public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 27 in Wichita at Wichita State University’s Lowe Auditorium at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5014 E 29th St. North beginning at 6 p.m.
For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option via Zoom is available to allow remote participants to comment. Advance registration on the KCC’s website is required for those participating by Zoom. The hearings will be broadcast on the KCC’s YouTube channel for viewing only. The Commission is also accepting written comments regarding the rate increase request through 5 p.m., September 29th.
The Evergy Central service area includes Salina, Parsons, Wichita, El Dorado, Newton, Fort Scott, Pittsburg and Independence, among other towns and rural areas.