Evergy has raised transportation connection fee rates, a move that will generate about $20 million in additional revenue that the company says is needed to offset higher costs.

Evergie increases charges for Kansas electric customers to raise $20 million – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Evergy has raised transportation connection fee rates, a move that will generate about $20 million in additional revenue that the company says is needed to offset higher costs.

Electricity bills are about to cost more for consumers in Kansas as Evergy raises transmission rates to offset rising costs.

The Kansas Corporation commission on Thursday approved the higher fees, although the KCC is little more than a rubber stamp at this point in the process.

The Kansas Code allows electric utilities regulated by KCC to charge connection fees to recover costs associated with transmitting electric power. Corporations do not need model approval from the KCC, as state statute law assumes this fee is prudent and the commission has no discretion to say otherwise.

The higher fees on customer bills will start on April 1st based on the refund subject. The commission can order a refund if auditors discover irregularities at a later time.

“The KCC audits every single one of these filings,” said KCC Commissioner Andrew French. “If the fee is miscalculated in any way, or if the costs do not match the cost shown in the statute, we have the opportunity to change the fee for these reasons.”


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