Missouri Business Bill

Missouri customers: We've provided some helpful tips on how to read your KCP&L bill, which offers a snapshot of your business' electricity usage.

These details pertain to Missouri business customers. If you're a Kansas customer, view your bill here. 

Sample bill


  • Your bill stub summarizes some important information: your account number, the amount of your bill and when it’s due. If mailing your payment, return this portion with your statement for accurate posting. (Learn more about the other ways you can pay your bill.)
  • The message board provides helpful and timely information about your rates, special programs, electrical safety, energy efficiency and payment options.
  • Our contact information is always available at the top of your bill so you can reach us easily.
  • Your account summary details recent account history, including your previous billing amount and payment, current charges and total amount due. 


  • Your rate code indicates which rate group you are in. Your rate code is based on your KCP&L service area and the type of service.Using this rate code you may identify the rate tariff applicable to your service.
  • Depending on your service area, usage information on some bills will show a graph of energy use by month and meter readings. Other bills show meter readings with average usage and last year’s average usage for the same period. This information is useful for comparison and budgeting. You also can access this information online by signing up for online account access.
  • Your billing details offer an itemized account of energy charges, taxes and municipal fees. Typical charges include:
  • Energy Charge: The amount billed for the electricity, measured in kilowatt hours, your business used in the billing period.
  • Customer Charge: A fixed monthly charge that covers the operational costs to meter and bill your account and provide customer service.
  • Facilities Charge: Based on the highest demand, measured in kilowatts, that your business places on our grid over the past twelve months and subject to a minimum charge.
  • Demand Charge: Based on the highest demand, measured in kilowatts, that your business places on our grid for the billing period and subject to a minimum charge.
  • Franchise Fee: A municipal fee your city charges for the ability to bring utility lines across city property to serve you. This can also be listed as a city license fee.
  • City, County and State Taxes: Sales tax charged by the city, county and state in which you reside.You’ll also see other charges based on your service area.
  • KVAR (Kilo Volt Ampere Reactive): This charge is for reactive power created by inefficient use of load current, or the power factor within a customer’s load source. This means that some customers' power factors might not be at 100%, leaving a small percentage as non-working to be made up by the utility. If you notice this charge on your bill, you can consider installing equipment with our authorized contractors that may correct your power factor and reduce or get rid of the charge.

You'll also see other charges based on the service area in which your business is located:

  • FAC (Fuel Adjustment Charge)
  • DSIM (Demand Side Investment Mechanism)
  • RESRAM (Renewable Energy Standard Rate Adjustment Mechanism)

Learn more about how rates are calculated. For tariffs applicable to your bill, go here.