A review of switching the electrical supplier for Independence's Courtney Bend water treatment plant to the city-owned Independence Power and Light shows it would be uneconomical.
The city's water treatment plant is currently served by Kansas City Power and Light because it is located in the investor-owned utility's service area.
The idea to explore switching utilities was undertaken at the request of the City Council who will receive a presentation at their Jan. 22 study session.
Analysis by the IPL staff spelled out the impacts of undertaking the switch.
The staff's estimates to switch utilities providers could cost up to $29.5 million - $17.2 million to KCPL to take over the service and another $12.2 million for new IPL transmission line upgrades to deliver power to Courtney Bend.Read More