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Thu May 24, 2018, 06:32 PM

What a freak show...

First the energy czars were going to raise rates...

May 18, 2018 06:02 PM
Updated May 21, 2018 11:59 AM

Westar Energy is proposing a substantial rate hike and changes in the way you're billed for electricity.
And the opening shots in a months-long battle over new rates will be fired in a public hearing next week in Topeka..
If the company's proposal is approved, rates would drop briefly by a small amount and then rise by a much larger amount early next year.


Solar enthusiasts said Westar's plan for an extra demand charge on customers who generate some of their own electricity is discriminatory and wrongheaded.

Westar vice president Jeff Martin said in a question-and-answer session before the hearing that solar customers use the power grid like everyone else does, but they don't pay their fair share to maintain the equipment because they're buying less energy. (thats right moron)

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article211718559.html#storylink=cpy
"We are a high-cost energy state," Ward said. "Homeowners, renters, businesses, schools, hospitals, manufacturers, all pay too much for electricity. We pay more than Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado. And we pay more than the national average.

"There have been 30 rate increases over the last 10 years. Westar rates have increased 67 percent since 2007."

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article211718559.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/latest-news/article211379999.html#storylink=cpy


But then you read this...and all looks like goodness..
Especially in kansaas..I don't trust the utilities,at all.

Goodbye Westar Energy and KCP&L, hello Evergy; most Kansans to get new power company

May 24, 2018 01:04 PM
Updated 12 minutes ago

In a change that promises some rate relief, the merger of Westar Energy with Kansas City Power & Light has been approved, forming a new company to be called "Evergy."

The deal, approved Thursday by the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission, creates a mammoth power company with about 1 million Kansas and nearly 600,000 Missouri customers.

The new combined utility will be renamed to "Evergy," a combination of the words "ever" and "energy," said Westar spokeswoman Gina Penzig.

It will probably take until next year to implement the name change, she said.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article211832124.html#storylink=cp

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Thu May 24, 2018, 08:00 PM

1. kansas has massive amounts of sun and wind. electricity should be dirt cheap nt

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Fri May 25, 2018, 06:38 AM

2. Their tainted past is suspect...

Seems so like the current atmosphere of business in the state..
of "getting away with what you think you can"..let the law decide
if we are in violation of anything. Keep renewable energy in a state
of limited supply and demand..don't do like farmers and plant
so much that surpluses drive down prices...
Wonder if other states have utilities with this attitude..


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