Independence Power & Light has presented its 2015-16 proposed budget to the Independence City Council.
IPL Director Leon Daggett discussed major plans and initiatives for the year which include implementing a new utility billing system, developing plans for a new administrative office, developing a community solar farm and planning for decommissioning the Missouri City city-owned power plant.
The budget presentation showed that IPL rates are generally higher than those for the investor-owned Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) and the municipally-owned Board of Public Utilities (Kansas City, KS).
Both KCPL and BPU may be increasing their overall rates. Daggett said IPL would not be seeking a rate increase.