Evergy files request with Missouri Public Service Commission for increase in monthly electric bills

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Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Metro have filed applications with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the demand side mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge appears as a separate line item on customer bills and allows Evergy to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act.

According to the applications, an Evergy Missouri West residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month will see the charge increase by about $1.97 a month. An Evergy Missouri Metro residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month will see the charge increase by about 90 cents per month. The changes would go into effect on February 1st.

Applications to intervene and participate in the cases must be filed no later than December 22nd with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission or using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System on the Missouri Public Service  Commission website.

Citizens wishing to comment should contact the Office of the Public Counsel or the Public Service Commission staff.

Evergy Missouri West provides electric service to about 347,400 customers in Missouri counties, including Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, Ray, and Worth. Evergy Missouri Metro serves around 292,700 electric customers in Missouri counties, including Carroll, Chariton, and Livingston.