Empire District Electric seeks $1.5 million increase

On June 17, Empire District Electric filed a request with the KCC to increase its rates by $1.5 million per year. This request is filed pursuant to an agreement reached in its rate case last year to allow Empire to file an "abbreviated" rate case this year. This request is limited primarily to allowing Empire to claim recovery of costs of two generation plants that were still under construction last year. Empire estimates that the increase would increase customer rates by 6.39%. New rates would likely go into effect in early 2012.

KCC Docket No. 11-EDPE-856-RTS