Rate Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest rate information.

How has Evergy benefited customers?

Evergy committed to multiple benefits as a new company. And we continue to keep our promises: 

  • Customers received bill credits beginning in December of 2018 that will continue to offer savings 
  • Rate case reviews completed in 2018 reduced customer prices
  • Savings and efficiencies are on track with expected levels
  • Evergy has made an additional $3.5 million in investments to support key community development projects in Topeka, Wichita and Pittsburg
  • No involuntary layoffs as a result of the merger
  • The company promised to complete a rate study, which was filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) Jan. 14, 2019

We're happy to share that we've entered a period of rate stability and are ahead of the curve on environmental requirements, aligning our rates with the national average. We've also committed to not change base rates until December of 2023 in Kansas, along with fewer and smaller rate increases across all service areas moving forward.

Note: The updated rates for DG customers was prompted by the Supreme Court’s order and doesn’t change our commitment to our Kansas Customers.

Kansas Central Customer Update: 

In response to the Kansas Supreme Court decision that ruled the current RS-DG (residential - distributed generation) rate contrary to state statue, Evergy was directed to propose new rates to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC). As part of that proceeding, we filed proposed rates that would apply to all customers and address the concerns of the court.

  • The KCC recognized a cost difference in serving customers with private generation (customers who generate their own power through solar or otherwise) compared with customers without private generation. Serving customers with private generation using the standard residential rate design with a customer charge and energy charge doesn’t fully recover the cost to provide service to those customers. These costs are then shifted to customers without private generation.
  • Customers with private generation rely on the power grid to provide electricity when their private generation doesn’t meet their energy needs and to essentially store excess power at times when they generate more energy than they need. Non-DG customers simply import power from the grid, but DG customers have two-way interaction with the grid.
  • The costs customers pay should reflect the cost to serve them. It's important customers with private generation aren’t being subsidized by customers who don’t have private generation.
  • Evergy has proposed rates that would help the prices paid by customers with generation more accurately reflect the cost to serve them and avoid a cross subsidy.
  • Evergy proposed implementing a grid access fee of $3 per kilowatt of on-site generation per month: This charge would apply to all residential customers. If a customer doesn’t have private generation, the resulting charge will be $0. About 830 customers would be assessed the fee, and 75% would pay a grid access fee less than $20 per month.
  • As an alternative, Evergy proposed a minimum bill of $35 that would apply to all residential customers: At $35, the minimum bill is the equivalent of the monthly service fee + about 280 kWh of electricity per month. In the 2018 rate proceeding, it was estimated that fixed costs to serve a customer were about $77 per month. The $35 minimum bill is roughly half that cost.
If you need additional assistance regarding the proposed rate increase or submission of public comments to the KCC, you can contact their Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at 800-662-0027 or public.affairs@kcc.ks.gov.

Customers began receiving initial merger savings bill credits in December 2018 and can expect additional credits in the future. Below are approximate average amounts for residential credits: 

February/March, 2019-2022

Customers Credit Type Credit Avg. Residential Credit
Kansas Central Annual merger $8.6 million $6.19
Kansas Metro Annual merger $2.8 million $6.34
*Approximate amount will vary based on taxes and/or franchise fees.
**Missouri Metro customers won't receive a tax credit due to related amounts that were included in reduced base rates.

Learn more about our rate-making process, our rate history or take a look at your rate choices.

September 2018

Customers Credit Type Credit Avg. Residential Credit
Missouri Metro** Up-front merger $14.9 million $20.29
Missouri West Up-front merger $14.2 million $23.38

December 2018

Customers Credit Type Credit Avg. Residential Credit
Kansas Central Up-front merger $23.06 million $16.51
Kansas Central Tax cut $50.02 million $35.82

February 2019

Customers Credit Type Credit Avg. Residential Credit
Missouri West Tax Cut $29.3 million $49.32
Kansas Metro Up-front merger $7.5 million $16.89
Kansas Metro Annual merger $2.8 million $6.34
Kansas Metro Tax cut $36.3 million $81.61