Electric rates rising for customers in western Missouri

Monthly bills will be rising for hundreds of thousands of electricity customers in western Missouri.


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.