Electric rates rising for customers in western Missouri
By Newsdesk KRCG
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:35:00 GMT — Monthly bills will be rising for hundreds of thousands of electricity customers in western Missouri.T he Missouri Public Service Commission said Wednesday that it approved a $64 million rate increase for Kansas City Power and Light Company and an additional $49 million rate hike for KCP and L Greater Missouri Operations Company. Monthly bills will rise by an estimated $8.91 for a residential customer of KCP and L who uses 1,150 kilowatt hours of electricity in the summer months and 760 kilowatt hours in the winter. Customers using similar amounts of electricity should see increases of about $5.70 a month in the Greater Missouri Operation Company's MPS service area and $12.91 a month in its L and P service area. The companies serve a combined 584,000 customers in Kansas City, St. Joseph and western Missouri.
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