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.

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Scheduled Public Hearings and Open Comment Periods 

Please be sure to select the correct public comments link for the docket
you wish to 
comment on, as there are often several comment periods open.

Virtual Public Hearing scheduled for August 4 on Black Hills Energy rate increase application

Black Hills Energy has filed an application requesting to increase its rates and continue the use of the Gas System Reliability Surcharge (GSRS) to support the company’s Accelerated Pipeline Replacement Program. If approved, residential customers with average usage will pay an additional $2.27 per month. 

A virtual public hearing will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, August 4 beginning at 6 p.m. To join the meeting as a participant, with the ability to make a public comment or ask a question, customers must register using the link below. To view the hearing without participating, tune in to the KCC YouTube channel (no registration required).

Public Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. CDT, October 21, 2021. Customers can comment using the link below, send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027 or call 1-800-662-0027 or 785-271-3140. The comment period is open through 5 p.m.CDT on October 21, 2021.

Register for the Public Hearing | Public Notice |Docket Details Submit a Comment 

 

Comment period open on Evergy Sustainability Transformation Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has opened a public comment period to allow Evergy customers the opportunity to weigh in on the company’s proposed Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP). The plan, approved by Evergy’s Board of Directors in August, is designed to cut operating and maintenance expenses while increasing capital expenditures.

Customers can comment using the link below, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. The comment period is open through July 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST.

Workshop Recordings | View Docket Details Submit a Comment 

 

Consolidated Communications of Kansas files a plan to increase basic business service rates (applies to Americus, Cedar Point, Saffordville, Leoti, Tribune, Marienthal, Jetmore, Sharon Springs, Wallace, and Weskan). Customer comment period is open through July 31.

Consolidated Communications of Kansas filed a tariff revision with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) that will raise the basic service rates by $1.50 per month on business voice lines and $2.50 per month on business voice bundles. Customers may petition the Kansas Corporation Commission to determine the reasonableness of the proposed rates. A petition by 15% or more of subscribers subject to the rate increase would require the KCC to initiate a reasonableness investigation. Business customers can comment using the link below, call the KCC’s at 800-662-0027 or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. The comment period is open through 5 p.m. CDT on July 31, 2021.

Public Notice | View Docket Details | Submit a Comment

 

Consolidated Communications of Missouri files a plan to increase business rates (Applies to All Exchanges). Customer comment period is open through August 12.

Consolidated Communications of Missouri filed a tariff revision with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) that will raise the access line rate by $1.50  to $21.00 per month.  The voice bundle rate will increase by $2.50 per month. Business customers will see the change on their September bill. Customers may petition the Kansas Corporation Commission to determine the reasonableness of the proposed rates. A petition by 15% or more of subscribers subject to the rate increase would require the KCC to initiate a reasonableness investigation. Business customers can comment using the link below, call the KCC’s at 800-662-0027 or send a letter to the KCC Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead, Topeka, KS 66604-4027. The comment period is open through 5 p.m. CDT on August 12, 2021.

Public Notice      View Docket Details        Submit a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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