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2016 News Releases

December 2, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Invites Public to Comment on Great Plains Energy/Kansas City Power & Light Acquisition of Westar Energy

November 29, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Approves Kansas Gas Service Rate Request

October 20, 2016
Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1

September 22, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Hosts Public Hearing for Kansas Gas Service Rate Increase

September 19, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission to Host Public Hearing on Westar Transmission Line Replacement in Leavenworth

September 13, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Highlights Energy Efficiency Partnerships During Kansas Energy Week

September 8, 2016
Governor Brownback Signs Proclamation For Kansas Energy Week

August 18, 2016
KCC Partners with Washburn Law School to Offer Oil and Gas Law Training

August 9, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission expands area subject to saltwater injection limits

July 25, 2016
KCC adds human trafficking awareness training to motor carrier program

July 5, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Announces Weatherization Grant

June 30, 2016
KCC receives application for approval of Westar acquisition by Great Plains Energy

June 28, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Lowers Westar Energy Rates

March 28, 2016
KCC Approves Westar Transmission Delivery Charge Request

March 25, 2016
Governor Brownback Proclaims April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas

March 17, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission Approves Settlement Agreement for Atmos Rate Increase

February 4, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission to Hold Second Educational Meeting on Clean Power Plan

January 14, 2016
Commissioner Emler Elected Chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission

January 12, 2016
Kansas Corporation Commission partners with Kansas State University to offer energy efficiency services to small businesses and agricultural producers

2015 News Releases

December 3, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission Opens Investigation Into EPA Clean Power Plan Rule; Invites Members of the Public to Submit Comments

November 23, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission to Host/Broadcast Public Hearing on Atmos Rate Increase Request

October 29, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission Approves Order Extending Wastewater Injection Limits

September 24, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission Approves Settlement Agreement for Westar Rate Increase

September 10, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission Kicks off Second Annual Kansas Energy Expo

September 10, 2015
Kansas Corporation Issues Order Approving Kansas City Power and Light Rate Increase

September 8, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission Staff Recommends Further Study on Seismicity

August 29, 2015
Governor Brownback Proclaims Kansas Energy Week

July 29, 2015
Deadline Approaches for Submitting Public Comments on Westar Rate Increase

July 17, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission To Hold Public Hearing on Westar Energy Rate Request and Proposals

June 30, 2015
Kansas Corporation Commission Complaint Resolved with Refunds and Decreased Rates for Westar Customers

June 11, 2015
KCC Approves Westar Transmission Line Request

March 27, 2015
Governor Brownback Proclaims April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas

March 26, 2015
Cold Weather Rule to End March 31

March 19, 2015
KCC Issues Order Reducing Disposal Volumes in Portions of Harper and Sumner Counties

2014 News Releases

October 29, 2014
Commission urges Environmental Protection Agency to Withdraw its Clean Power Plan Regulatory Scheme

October 29, 2014
Kansas Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1

October 1, 2014
Induced Seismicity Task Force Submits Seismic Action Plan To Governor Sam Brownback

September 10, 2014
Governor Brownback to Visit Kansas Energy Expo

September 4, 2014
Commission Approves Atmos Energy's Partial Stipulated Settlement Agreement

September 2, 2014
Kansas Corporation Commission Announces Energy Expo Initiative for 2014 Kansas State Fair

August 20, 2014
Kansas Corporation Commission Files Complaint with FERC Against Westar Energy, Inc. Contending Unjust and Unreasonable Transmission Rates

August 15, 2014
Commission Partners with Washburn Law School To Provide Oil and Gas Conservation Law And Practice Course

July 17, 2014
Commission Approves Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), Unanimous Stipulation and Settlement Agreement

June 27, 2014
Commission Intervention Results in $28 Million Savings to Kansas Ratepayers

May 1, 2014
Commission Recognizes Sterling High School Students for Wind Project

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