Consumers in Kansas could be hit hard in Evergy rate hike request

Some Evergy customers to pay more starting in 2023


The $218 million rate hike request in Kansas by Evergy certainly has the attention of many of its customers,  largely beccause if approved, the hike would include an additional $14.24 a month in their electric bills.

The rate hike request, filed in April, has yet to be heard by Kansas Corporation Commissioners. It was also the first such request filed in five years since Evergy was formed in 2018 from the merger of Westar and Kansas City Power & Light.

. Testimony from consumer, environmental and business advocates is due at the end of August. A decision is likely to come by the end of the year reported the Kansas Reflector.

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