Construction Work in Progress (Kansas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Kansas

Applies to States or Provinces Kansas
Name Construction Work in Progress (Kansas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Generating Facility Rate-Making
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Kansas Corporation Commission
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This Act allows nuclear power plants to qualify for recovery of Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) and other preconstruction expenditures in rates. Previously, nuclear power plants were excluded from this treatment. The bill requires the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to allow a utility to recover in rates prudent expenditures for developing a new nuclear plant. These development costs may include preliminary engineering, feasibility studies, prepayments for major equipment and permitting. Utilities can also seek predetermination of ratemaking principles that would apply to recover these costs. Costs of nuclear plant construction may be included in customer rates before the plant is operational. This legislation requires the KCC to allow utilities to capitalize and add to their rate base costs for energy efficiency, conservation and demand response programs.

Policy Contact

Department Kansas Corporation Commission
Division Utilities Division
Address 1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Place Topeka, Kansas
Zip/Postal Code 66604-4027
Phone 785-271-3220
Fax 785-271-3357

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Valuation of Property for Rate-Making Purposes by Commission; Construction Work in Progress
Date Effective 2012