Evergy customers in Kansas could see an increase in their monthly bill if a request by the energy company gets approved.
Spokesperson Gina Penzig says the company filed a request with the Kansas Corporation Commission this week as it seeks to recover investments made to improve service to customers, including a more reliable and resilient power grid and updated customer service systems.
Evergy is requesting a net revenue increase of $204 million, equating to a 9.77% overall rate increase for its Central Kansas service area. If approved, the average customer would see a roughly $14 increase in their monthly bill. That includes customers in the Manhattan area.
Another rate increase was also requested for customers in the Kansas City metro totaling $14 million, or a 1.95% increase.
The rate review is the first since 2018, when the company was formed from a merger of Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy.