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

Public hearings scheduled, comment period open on Evergy rate increase application 

Evergy has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a net rate increase of $204 million for Evergy Kansas Central and $14 million for Evergy Kansas Metro. If approved, Evergy Central customers would see an average monthly increase of $14.24. Evergy Metro customers would see an average monthly increase of $3.37.

The Evergy Central service area includes Topeka, Lawrence, Olathe, Leavenworth, Atchison, Manhattan, Salina, Hutchinson, Emporia, Parsons, Wichita, Arkansas City, El Dorado, Newton, Fort Scott, Pittsburg and Independence, among other towns and rural areas. The Evergy Metro service area includes Lenexa, Overland Park and other communities near the Kansas City metro area.

The Commission has scheduled three public hearings to provide Evergy customers an opportunity to learn more about the proposed rates, ask questions and make comments. The public hearing schedule appears below. All hearings will begin at 6 p.m. Central.

For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option via Zoom is available to allow remote participants to comment. Advance registration is required for Zoom participants. Use the registration link for the preferred hearing date below. In addition, the hearings will be broadcast live on the KCC’s YouTube channel. No registration is required for viewing only.

Tuesday, July 11 at 6 p.m.
Washburn Institute of Technology, Main Conference Center, Building A
5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka, KS
Click here to register by noon July 10 to participate by Zoom

Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
KU Edwards BEST Conference Center
12600 S. Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS
Click here to register by noon July 12 to participate by Zoom

Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m.
Wichita State University, Low Auditorium, Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5014 E 29th St. North, Wichita, KS
Click here to register by noon July 26 to participate by Zoom

In addition to the hearings, Public Comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Central, Sept. 29, 2023. 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. 

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