KCPL seeks significant rate increase

 Kansas City Power and Light has filed for a significant rate increase that would include most customers in Missouri and Kansas.

The utility said the $121 million-a-year rate request would amount to about a $14 monthly increase for the average residential customer.

The basic reason given for the 15.8% rate request was federally required upgrades at the La Cygne plant of installing scrubbers to reduce air pollution at a cost of $1.21 billion. Read the Kansas City Star story.

Read the filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission which will consider the rate request. The Missouri filing includes a request to provide up to a $65 per month credit to lower- and fixed-income customers to help offset higher rates.

A limited number of Independence residents are served by KCPL - an investor-owned utility