News Room

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Jesse Borjon, Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection
(785) 271-3269 (o), (785) 438-9699 (c)

2014 News Releases

April 11, 2014
Apple Sworn in as Commissioner

April 9, 2014
Apple Swearing-In Ceremony Announced

March 27, 2014
Cold Weather Rule to End March 31

March 20, 2014
Governor Brownback Proclaims April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas

January 1, 2014
Emler Sworn in as Commissioner

January 9, 2014
Commissioner Albrecht Elected Chair

January 6, 2014
Kansas Corporation Commission Launches E-filing Express

2013 News Releases

November 21, 2013
Commission Approves Westar Energy, Inc., Unanimous Stipulation And Settlement Agreement

November 6, 2013
Kansas Improves Energy Efficiency Ranking

November 7, 2013
Commission Grants Grain Belt Express Siting Permit; Contingent Upon Line Siting Approval in Three Other States

October 29, 2013
Kansas Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1; KCC encourages consumers to prepare now for winter temperatures

September 24, 2013
Commission Annouces Time Change for Hearing

September 12, 2013
Commission Recognizes ATA National Truck Driving Championships Team from Kansas

August 9, 2013
Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC Notice of Public Hearings and Public Comment Period Regarding Siting Application

August 8, 2013
Commission Partners with Washburn Law School to Provide Oil and Gas Conservation Law and Practice Course

June 28, 2013
WESTAR ENERGY, INC. Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Requested Rate Increase

June 26, 2013
Kim Christiansen Named Executive Director of the Kansas Corporation Commission

April 4, 2013
Governor Brownback Proclaims April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas

March 27, 2013
Cold Weather Rule to End March 31

2012 News Releases

December 13, 2012
Commission Approves $33.15 Million Increase in Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) Rate Application

December 5, 2012
KCC Approves Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONEOK, Inc., Settlement Agreement; $28 million rate increase to go into effect January 1

October 30, 2012
Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1

September 9, 2012
Governor Signs Proclamation Designating Lifeline Awareness Week

September 5, 2012
Shari Feist Albrecht Sworn In As KCC Commissioner

August 22, 2012
KCC Approves Atmos Energy Settlement; $2.8 million rate increase to go into effect September 1

August 15, 2012
Kansas Gas Service; Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Requested Rate Increase

July 26, 2012
News Advisory: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Honors Former Kansas Commissioner Ward Loyd

July 26, 2012
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L); Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Requested Rate Increase

July 18, 2012
Commission Approves Decrease In Suburban Water Company Rate Application

April 25, 2012
Atmos Energy; Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Requested Natural Gas Service Rate Increase

April 18, 2012
Commission Approves $50 Million Increase in Westar Energy Rate Application

March 30, 2012
Kansas Corporation Commission Names Jeff McClanahan Utilities Division Director

March 29, 2012
Governor Brownback Proclaims April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas

March 27, 2012
Cold Weather Rule to End March 31

February 1, 2012
KCC Opens Investigation into Kansas Gas Service, Inc. Regarding Natural Gas Incident in Topeka

January 1, 2012
Commission Grants Additional $253,120 in Kansas City Power and Light Company (KCPL) Rate Case

January 4, 2012
KCC Opens Investigation into Kansas Gas Service, Inc. Regarding Natural Gas Incident in Wichita

2011 News Releases

December 22, 2011
KCC Approves Empire Settlement; $1.25 million rate increase to go into effect January 1

October 31, 2011
KANSAS COLD WEATHER RULE TAKES EFFECT NOVEMBER 1; KCC encourages consumers to prepare now for winter temperatures

September 13, 2011
Governor Signs Proclamation Designating Lifeline Awareness Week

September 13, 2011
Commission Designates $1.5 Million to Efficiency Kansas

September 2, 2011
Commission Files Comments on Federal Universal Service Fund Reform

August 19, 2011
Commission Approves Retrofit of KCP&L's La Cygne Project; Federal environmental rules to be met

August 5, 2011
Westar Reaches Arbitration Settlement with Former Executive David Wittig; Settlement Amount to be Paid by Company Shareholders

June 5, 2011
Kansas Corporation Commission Names New Executive Director; Patti Petersen-Klein to Lead Agency

May 17, 2011
Governor's Office Swears in New KCC Commissioner Sievers; KCC Confers Chairmanship

April 5, 2011
Governor Brownback Proclaims April 'Safe Digging Month'; Encourages Kansans to call 811 before all digging projects

March 29, 2011
Cold Weather Rule to End March 31st

MEDIA ADVISORY: KCC to Host Broadband and Telecommunications Roundtable;
Two Sessions Scheduled to Inform Response to FCC Notice

February 28, 2011
Mid-Kansas Electric Company;
Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period for Requested Retail Rate Increase

January 31, 2011
EMERGENCY REVISION - Cancellation Notice of Public Hearing;
KCC CANCELS Public Hearings on Westar's Power Purchase Agreements for Wind Energy

January 14, 2011
Kansas School District Utilizes FCIP to Make Energy-Efficiency Upgrades;
Kansas Energy Office to oversee process

January 11, 2011
Kansas Signs Reciprocity Agreements with Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma;
Facilitates the interstate transfer of farm goods

January 10, 2011
KCC Requests Order to Gather Information about Environmental Upgrades;
KCP&L and Westar Energy plans to retrofit existing plants at issue

2010 News Releases

November 23, 2010
KCP&L Five-Year Regulatory Plan Completed On Schedule;
KCC issues Order in final rate case approving Iatan 2 power plant

October 29, 2010
Kansas Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1;
KCC encourages consumers to prepare now for winter temperatures

October 15, 2010
Lieutenant Governor Findley announces Governor's Energy Awards; Three recipients recognized for leadership and success

October 11, 2010
More than $920,000 Awarded in Grant Funds for Renewable Energy; Kansas Energy Office program promotes public sector use of alternative energy sources

September 30, 2010
KOLAR Training Offered for Oil and Gas Operators; KCC to host open house sessions

September 30, 2010
KCC to Hold Public Hearing on KCP&L Demand-Side-Management Programs; Proposal encourages customers to use resources more efficiently

September 15, 2010
Westar Energy; Public Hearings Scheduled on Company's SimpleSavings Program

September 9, 2010
Local government coalitions awarded $1.7 million in Energy Manager Grant funds; Energy managers hired to transform energy usage and awareness

September 2, 2010
Efficiency Kansas Launches Promotional Programs; Incentives subsidize cost of energy audit and certain energy efficiency improvements

August 25, 2010
Cancellation of Evidentiary Hearing: Black Hills Energy Moves to Withdraw Five-Year Energy-Efficiency Plan; KCC Approves Motion

August 11, 2010
August 11 (8-11) A Natural Date to Remind Kansans to Call 811 Before Digging; Kansas One-Call encourages people to know what's below

August 9, 2010
Efficiency Kansas Expands Its Reach with Added Utilities; Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Coops Partner to Strengthen State Efficiency Program

June 28, 2010
Black Hills; Notice of Proposed Energy-Efficiency Programs and Cost Recovery

June 24, 2010
Unanimous Settlement Reached in Atmos Energy Case; Hearing Date Re-Scheduled for June 29

May 26, 2010
Training Opportunity for Western Kansas; Recovery Act Program Bolsters Demand for Energy Auditors

May 14, 2010
KCC to Hold Public Hearing on Empire's Energy-Efficiency Programs; Energy-efficiency programs will help customers reduce electricity use and save money

May 13, 2010
KCC CANCELS Public Hearings on Kansas Gas Service Energy Efficiency Programs

May 12, 2010
KCC to Hold Public Hearing on KGS Energy Efficiency Programs; Energy-efficiency programs will help customers reduce electricity use and save money

April 14, 2010
Governor Declares April 'Safe Digging Month'; Encourages Kansans to call 811 before they dig

April 14, 2010
KCC to Hold Public Hearing on Atmos Rate Increase; Natural gas company requests $6 million increase

April 2, 2010
KCC to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Siting of New Transmission Line; ITC requests to build 345 kV line between Hays and Nebraska

March 24, 2010
Cold Weather Rule to End March 31st

March 23, 2010
KCC to Hold Additional Public Hearing in Baxter Springs; Commission considering Empire request for $5.2 million rate increase

March 12, 2010
Kansas and Nebraska sign reciprocity agreement, making it easier for farmers to cross state line

March 5, 2010
State Energy Office Announces Public Projects Grant; $3 million available to cities and counties for energy efficiency upgrades

February 16, 2010
State Energy Office Announces Energy Manager Grant

February 11, 2010
KCC Approves Rate Increase for Wheatland Electric

February 5, 2010
Empire District Electric Company Public Hearing, February 9, 2010 Factsheet

January 28, 2010
KCC Approves Westar Settlement Agreement

January 14, 2010
Commission Approves Settlement Reached in MKEC Rate Case

January 11, 2010
Efficiency Kansas Energy Auditor Training Available; Invest in your future by training to become a qualified auditor

January 8, 2010
Wheatland Hearing Tuesday; Commission will consider $4.8 million settlement agreement