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imastinker 9 months ago

Why is it that "fairness" is being determined as not raising the rates on those with fixed incomes? I see "fairness" as everyone paying the rate that represents the cost to provide that service. For example, rural customers are probably being compensated by urban customers due to lower line losses, lower transformer consumption per kw, and less maintenance per customer on the line.

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FastEddy 9 months, 1 week ago

I hope the left knows who to blame when the Obama "War on Coal" swings into full assault mode. Rates will go through the roof. Will you still blame West Star?

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oneeye_wilbur 9 months, 1 week ago

And yet the J W supports the increase in taxes by the county, the fees by the city, the tax increase from the school district. JW is hypocritical.

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Michael LoBurgio 9 months, 1 week ago

Westar Energy says change based on fairness

Looks fair to me if you're not a

Residential Costumer $62 million [increase] or

Small business million $21.5 million [increase]

Proposed rate changes by customer type

Residential: $62 million [increase]

Small business: $21.5 million [increase]

Medium business: $18.5 million decrease

Industrial: $17.4 million decrease

Special contract: $9.7 million decrease

Education: $3.5 million decrease

http://cjonline.com/news/business/2013-07-09/electricity-rate-shift-worries-some-older-kansans

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mikeloburgio 9 months, 1 week ago

Westar Energy says change based on fairness

Looks fair to me if you're not a

Residential Costumer $62 million [increase] or

Small business million $21.5 million [increase]

Proposed rate changes by customer type

Residential: $62 million [increase]

Small business: $21.5 million [increase]

Medium business: $18.5 million decrease

Industrial: $17.4 million decrease

Special contract: $9.7 million decrease

Education: $3.5 million decrease

http://cjonline.com/news/business/2013-07-09/electricity-rate-shift-worries-some-older-kansans

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fmrl 9 months, 1 week ago

Forgot to mention the $9 monthly "customer charge."

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Michael LoBurgio 9 months, 1 week ago

Westar Energy says change based on fairness

Looks fair to me if you're not a

Residential Costumer $62 million [increase] or

Small business million $21.5 million [increase]

Proposed rate changes by customer type

Residential: $62 million [increase]

Small business: $21.5 million [increase]

Medium business: $18.5 million decrease

Industrial: $17.4 million decrease

Special contract: $9.7 million decrease

Education: $3.5 million decrease

http://cjonline.com/news/business/2013-07-09/electricity-rate-shift-worries-some-older-kansans

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no_thanks 9 months, 1 week ago

Westar continues to milk consumers as coal and natural gas prices are near all time low, yet my bill still reflects high "full surcharges". Coal is purchased on a long term contract so their shouldn't be much variability. Gas is the swing fuel, and either they are extremely poor fuel buyers, or we re getting fleeced. Further, they are guaranteed a minimum Return on Equity, thus they have no incentive to reduce expenses as they will be able to normalize rates, over time, to earn the ROE. It's one of the many challenges of dealing with a monopoly.

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Mike1949 9 months, 1 week ago

What do the people on fixed incomes do? Is Westar going to help those people out, let them die off?

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