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PR-21-113

Fuel Adjustment Charge to Change for Evergy Missouri West Customers

JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a filing made by Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West to adjust the fuel and purchased power adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers.

Evergy Missouri West made two filings with the Missouri Public Service Commission. In its first filing (ER-2021-0185), Evergy Missouri West proposed to adjust the FAC to reflect changes in its fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of June 2020 through November 2020. The second filing was Evergy Missouri West’s FAC true-up (EO-2021-0186).

For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, the FAC will increase from an approximate credit of $0.02 a month to approximately $0.81 a month, an increase of approximately $0.83 a month. The change is scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2021.

The FAC tariff allows the company to pass increases or decreases in its net fuel and purchased power costs to customers outside of a general rate case.

The FAC allows the company to recover most – up to 95 percent – of its costs, but not all, to encourage conservation and prudence in fuel use by the company. Any charges resulting from the fuel adjustment clause must appear in a separate category on customers’ bills.

Fuel adjustment charges are intended to help companies deal with volatility in fuel pricing. The FAC tariff requires regular adjustments to reflect changes in prices the company has incurred for fuel and for wholesale power purchased to serve customers.

Evergy Missouri West provides electric service to approximately 347,400 customers in the Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clay, Clinton, Dade, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, St. Clair, Vernon and Worth.
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