April 02, 2018

Comment Period Opens, Member Meeting Set for Electric Rate Changes

Midwest Energy is seeking member comments on proposed changes to electric rates across all classes.  

The proposed new rates, the first electric rate case since 2011, would be revenue-neutral for the company.  These rate changes are needed to address significant differences between similar customers on the M and W Systems, and simplify rate structures by eventually eliminating summertime inclining block rates for residential and small commercial customers.

The new rates would see an increase in the fixed monthly customer charge in nearly all rate classes, which would be partially or completely offset by lower energy costs per kilowatt-hour.   A list of questions and answers, along with charts
showing the impacts on various rate classes, is available here.  If approved, the new rates would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

The Board of Directors will consider and vote on the approval of the rate changes at an open member meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Midwest Energy Office, 1330 Canterbury Dr., Hays, Kansas.  All members are invited to attend the open meeting.  Members may submit comments no later than Friday, July 6 by email to Bob Muirhead, or by calling him at 785-650-2502.

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