FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- November 29, 2022
Contact: Kevin Kelly (573) 751-9300
Fuel Adjustment Charge to Change for Evergy Missouri West Customers
JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a tariff filed by Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West which will adjust the fuel and purchased power adjustment clause (FAC) charge on the bills of its electric customers.
In its July 1, 2022 filing, Evergy Missouri West proposed to adjust the FAC to reflect changes in its fuel and purchased power costs, net of off-system sales revenues incurred by the Company for the six month period of December 2021 through May 2022. In that filing, Evergy Missouri West proposed that approximately $31 million not be recovered through the FAC but instead be deferred to a Plant in Service Accounting (PISA) regulatory asset for consideration in a subsequent general rate case.
The Commission held hearings on that issue in September and in an order issued on November 9, 2022, the Commission denied the request. On November 21, 2022, Evergy Missouri West filed a tariff reflecting the Commission’s decision in the FAC case and the Commission has now approved that tariff.
For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, the FAC will increase by approximately $5.00 a month, effective December 1, 2022.
Evergy Missouri West provides electric service to approximately 336,640 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.