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As we mentioned in January’s post, “Energy Prices In Kansas Continue to Rise

Westar planned to submit a rate increase to the Kansas Corporation Commission in March. Following through with their decision, Westar Energy Inc. of Topeka asked Kansas regulators for a $152M rate increase on Monday, March 2. Clearly, Energy prices in Kansas will continue to rise with a rate increase of 8%. Customers would see a monthly cost increase between $9 and $13. That’s a big jump as for energy prices in kansas.

The higher rates would cover upgrades required by federal air pollution standards for the Coal plant in La Cygne in east-central Kansas and help to keep the Wolf Creek nuclear plant near Burlington operational until 2045.

The commission must decide by late October.