The Average Payment Plan can help reduce your high bills in summer and winter and make it easier to manage your monthly bill. The plan allows you to pay a monthly bill on the average cost of your most recent 12-month period. The amount due may vary slightly month to month but if you were signed up for Average Payment, your bill for this month would have only been Label and then every bill in the coming months would be close to that same amount. It’s not too late to sign up for your Label bill.
For more information about the Average Pay Program and how it can help reduce high bill surprises, visit our Average Payment Plan page
When KCP&L and Westar merged in June 2018, the new company promised multiple benefits as a result of the merger. The company is continuing to deliver on its promises, and customers are noticing:
Ultimately, we understand customers are tired of increases, and our rates are currently higher than some of our peers. We're happy to share that now that we've concluded rate increases necessary to recover investment costs, we're entering a period of stability and also ahead of the curve on environmental requirements, aligning our rates with the national average.
We've committed to not change base rates until December of 2023, and beyond that, customers can expect fewer and smaller rate increases.
Customers began receiving initial merger savings bill credits in December 2018 and can expect additional credits in the future:
To learn more about the rate-making process determined by the KCC, head here or view more rate study information in our Rate Information FAQs. For additional information on approved rate updates and merger savings you're receiving, visit our rate information page here.