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For more information contact: Linda Berry, (785) 271-3269 or Samir Arif, (785) 271-3188

February 4, 2016

Kansas Corporation Commission to Hold Second Educational Meeting on Clean Power Plan

Topeka, KS -The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan rule. The educational session will be conducted at a special Commission Meeting beginning at 9:00 am on February 8, 2016, and will be held in the First Floor Hearing Room of the Commission's Offices located at 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, Kansas 66604. The meeting is open to the public.

Presentations will be given by stakeholders, including: Kansas City Power and Light, Westar Energy, Empire Electric, Sunflower Electric, ITC Great Plains, Southwest Power Pool, Midwest Energy, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Kansas Municipal Utilities, Clean Energy Project and the American Wind Energy Association.

In December 2015, the Kansas Corporation Commission opened a General Investigation Docket to begin analyzing options for compliance. As a part of the docket, the Commission will host public hearings, as well providing a mechanism for members of the public to include comments on-the-record.

The EPA released the Clean Power Plan rule in August 2015. The rule calls for states to develop a plan to reduce the proportion of energy that is produced with coal and fossil fuels. If a state fails to implement a plan that complies with the rule, the federal government will impose its own plan. A state compliance plan is due to the EPA by 2018, and initial targets for carbon reduction will begin in 2022.

The docket may be found at http://estar.kcc.ks.gov/estar/portal/kcc/PSC/DocketDetails.aspx?DocketId=52496f90-07e1-4b21-bac1-ebc1a3118b3d.

To make comments on this docket, visit: http://www.kcc.ks.gov/your-opinion-matters.

 

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