Rate-Making Principles (Kansas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Kansas

Name Electric generating or transmission facility: determination of rate-making principles and treatment: procedure (Kansas)
Policy Type Generating Facility Rate-Making
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, 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

Primary Website http://kansasstatutes.lesterama.org/Chapter_66/Article_12/66-1239.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


This legislation permits the KCC to determine rate-making principles that will apply to a utility’s investment in generation or transmission before constructing a facility or entering into a contract for purchasing power. There is no restriction on the type or the size of electric generating unit for which rate-making principles can be set in advance. A petition for predetermining rate-making principles will include a description of the following: the utility’s conservation measures, demand-side management efforts, 10-year generation and load forecast, and all power supply alternatives considered. The KCC may review, but need not require, a competitive request for proposal process used by the utility. If the KCC fails to issue a determination within 180 days of the petition filing, the rate-making principles the utility proposed will be deemed to have been approved by the commission and shall be binding. If the project is built, once it is placed in service the rate-making principles apply to that generating facility in all subsequent rate cases.

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
Website http://kcc.ks.gov/

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

Authority 1: Kansas Statutes Annotated 66-1239
Date Effective 2004