KCP&L - Missouri Rate Update Request

We have filed a rate update for our customers to include federal tax cut savings and enhance our customer experience.

On January 30, 2018, KCP&L requested a rate update from the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) for our KCP&L-Missouri customers. Additionally, we are asking to pass along 100% of the savings resulting from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. This will result in approximately $67.5 million in savings for KCP&L customers in Missouri across both service territories.

Once savings from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act are taken into account, we are requesting approximately a 1% rate increase to base rates. Also, we have asked Commission to continue reflecting fuel and purchased power increases and decreases in its Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC) on customer bills. KCP&L-Missouri’s FAC in Missouri is reset in each rate update proceeding. In this rate update case, the FAC will result in slightly more than a 1% increase for KCP&L - Missouri customers.

If approved, the average residential customer living in the KCP&L - Missouri area would see an approximately $3 per month change. An average KCP&L - Missouri residential customer is defined as using 1,037 kWh per month in the summer and 684 kWh per month in the winter.View our map to see if this rate update applies to your service territory.

The rate update process takes approximately 11 months in Missouri, so any resulting rate changes would be expected to be effective in late December 2018.

Public hearing notice of location change:
The public hearing will now be held at noon and 6 p.m in the Large Meeting Room at Gregg/Klice Community Center on August 1, 2018.

Why did KCP&L file to change its KCP&L - Missouri rates?

In addition to incorporated federal tax cuts, we filed the rate update with the to enhance your customer experience through: 

  • A New Customer Information System: To be launched later in 2018, this system and its related technologies ensure improved, consistent and more efficient customer communications. You want to hear from us in helpful, relevant ways; these new systems help us do that. The new customer information system includes cyber security upgrades to protect your personal information.
  • Continued Investments in Sustainability: If this update is approved, new Green Subscription and Community Solar pilots would provide you with options to directly subscribe to receive renewable energy to offset the energy you use each month, adding to our renewable portfolio.
  • Customer Assistance: We offer resources to help customers who struggle to pay their electricity bill.
As a regulated utility, if our costs indicate that we need to ask for a rate change, we do so by filing a request to the MPSC for review and approval. This process provides an opportunity for the Commission to audit the filings and allow customers and other interested parties to ask questions and submit comments about the requested change. For a full look at the rate-making process click here.