Public Hearings & Comment Periods
The Commission welcomes and encourages public input on utility rate and siting cases and proposed rules and regulations. There are two ways for citizens to participate in the formal regulatory process. The first is to attend a public hearing. The second is to submit a comment during the open comment period. Click on the links below to find out more about each of these options.
Scheduled Public Hearings and Open Comment Periods
Public comments on Southern Pioneer's rate change request will be accepted until 5 pm on May 15
Southern Pioneer Electric Company has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting approval of a rate adjustment. If approved, there will be a $1.20 per month increase in the Residential Service and Municipal Power Service Customer Charge for each of the next three years.In addition,the company is proposing a grid access charge for customers that install their own source of electric generation (also known as distributed generation) in the future as well as a tariff to recover the cost of installing LED lighting to replace outdoor security and street lighting.
The KCC held a public hearing on the proposed rate changes on January 6 at Liberal High School with a video conference to a second hearing location at the Medicine Lodge High School. You can view a recording of the hearing by clicking the link below. There is also still time to make a public comment about the proposal. Public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. on May 15, 2020. To make a comment, click on the link below.