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Report: Kansas electricity costs higher than other states


January 18, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas customers are paying more for electricity than in neighboring states because of investments in coal and wind power, according to the state's public utilities commission.

The Kansas Corporation Commission recently presented its analysis of the state's high electricity rates to lawmakers, the Wichita Eagle reported.

The commission found that utilities Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light spent billions of dollars over the last decade on coal-fired power plants in Kansas. They also spent hundreds of millions of dollars on wind farms to comply with a now-rep...

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