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Newscope: Missouri Public Service Commission to hold KCP&L rate increase public hearing in Marshall Thursday

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, March 5, in Marshall to receive customer comment on electric rate cases filed by KCP&L and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (formerly Aquila Inc.).

The public hearing will be held at Saline County Career Center, Room 2 (the ITV room), 900 W. Vest St., according to a news release from PSC.

A question-and-answer session starts at 5:30 p.m. The local public hearing will start at 6 p.m. and will continue until all of those who wish to testify have done so.

Consumers unable to attend the local public hearings and who wish to make written comments may contact the Office of the Public Counsel, Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, MO 65102-2230, telephone 866-922-2959, e-mail opcservice@ded.mo.gov or the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102, telephone 800-392-4211, e-mail pscinfo@psc.mo.gov.

On Sept. 5, 2008, KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company filed an electric rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

The company seeks to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $66 million in the area formerly served by Aquila Networks-MPS.

For a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, the proposed increase would be approximately $12.50 a month.

The company seeks to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $17 million in the area formerly served by Aquila Networks-L&P.

For a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, the proposed increase would be approximately $10 a month.

KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in Missouri.

On Sept. 5, 2008, KCP&L filed an electric rate case with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The company seeks to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $102 million (17.5 percent).

For the average residential customer, the increase would be approximately $14 a month.

KCP&L serves approximately 271,000 electric customers in western Missouri.



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