Public Hearings & Comment Periods

The Commission welcomes and encourages public input on utility rate and siting cases and proposed rules and regulations. There are two ways for citizens to participate in the formal regulatory process. The first is to attend a public hearing. The second is to submit a comment during the open comment period. Click on the links below to find out more about each of these options.

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Scheduled Public Hearings and Open Comment Periods

Public Comments are being accepted in Westar Energy rate increase request
Westar Energy filed a request with the Kansas Corporation Commission on October 26, 2016 to increase electric rates by $17.4 million to recover capital costs for approved environmental upgrades to Wolf Creek, the LaCygne Generating Station and modernization of targeted areas of the power grid. If approved, the average price increase for residential customers will be $1.54 per month.

The Commission is accepting public comments on the request through 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2017. A decision will be made in the case by June 23, 2017.

Public Notice | View Docket Details | Submit a Public Comment


KCP&L requests approval of energy efficiency programs
Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) has requested approval to expand its Demand-Side Management Portfolio pursuant to the Kansas Energy Investment Act (KEEIA). In the application, the company states the programs offered will provide significant peak demand and energy reduction. The company is also asking to recover costs for the programs, which are estimated to be approximately $29.7 million recovered over three years.

The Commission is accepting public comments on the request through 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017. A decision will be made in the case by June 20, 2017.

View Docket Details | Submit a Public Comment


Public Comments are being accepted in KCP&L rate change request Docket 17-KCPE-201-RTS
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) filed a request with the Kansas Corporation Commission on November 9, 2016 to decrease electric rates by approximately $0.56 per month for the average residential customer. The rate decrease request is due to the cost of environmental equipment upgrades at the La Cygne power plant and upgrades at the Wolf Creek nuclear plant coming in under budget.

The Commission is accepting public comments on the request through April 19, 2017. A decision will be made in the case by July 7, 2017.

Public Notice | View Docket Details | Submit a Public Comment


Public Comments are being accepted in Distributed Generation Rate Design Docket 16-GIME-403-GIE
The Kansas Corporation Commission has opened a docket to examine issues surrounding rate design for distributed generation customers. Distributed generation is the term generally applied to the concept that customers can self-produce electricity in small quantities to reduce their monthly utility bills. Solar energy is one example. At issue is how utility service costs should be allocated between distributed generation customers who are connected to the power grid and customers who do not use distributed generation.

The Commission is accepting public comments on the issues discussed in the Docket through 5:00 p.m. on May 26, 2017.

View Docket Details | Submit a Public Comment