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Market Price quote for PJM Electricity
(Most recent market data from Ino.com - provided by the North Mid-continent Region Petroleum Technology Transfer Council)


newKansas Electric Transmission - A new page dedicated to Electric Transmission issues in Kansas.


KCP&L plans for RPS charge
(St. Joseph News-Press, Nov. 6, 2014)

Tulsa World Editorial: Cleaner air on way for northeast Oklahoma
(Tulsa World, June 13, 2014)

Is the nation’s 'greenest' utility green enough? Boulder says no.
(Christian Science Monitor, June 12, 2014)

Victory customers approve deregulation plan
(Dodge City Globe, June 4, 2014)

Ottawa leaving power deal over costly upgrade
(Ottawa Herald, April 25, 2014)

Officials OK Westar’s $43.6 million rate increase for transmission costs
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 13, 2014

The Rise of Distributed Generation Threatens Utilities
(Renewable Energy World, March 4, 2014

KCP&L seeks 2.3 percent rate increase in Kansas
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 10, 2013)

Editorial: KCC should regulate itself
(Wichita Eagle, Nov. 28, 2013)

Editorial: Spin Cycle - Governor misleads public on rate hikes
(Hutchinson News, Nov. 22, 2013)

Kansas approves $30.7M Westar rate increase
(Lawrence Journal World, Nov. 21, 2013)

KCC Chairman proposes ending cost studies for rate increases under 10 percent
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 21, 2013)

Westar wind farm first in wave to beat tax credit deadline
(Wichita Eagle, November 6, 2013)

Westar to increase wind energy use from farm under construction
(Topeka Capital-Journal, November 6, 2013)

Westar seeks state’s permission to start offering prepaid service
(Wichita Eagle, Oct. 28, 2013)

Regulators reviewing Westar rate settlement
(Topeka Capital Journal, Sept. 26, 2013)

Editorial: Little Guy: 1, Westar: 15
(Hutchinson News, Sept. 25, 2013)

Westar, others settle rate case; $3 a month increase for home customers
(Wichita Eagle, Sept. 24, 2013)

Westar residential rates would go up $3 per month under proposed settlement
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 24, 2013)

Editorial: Positive reversal in rate case
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 24, 2013)

Westar Energy says it will continue rate plan battle
(Wichita Eagle, Sept. 15, 2013)

Dozens speak against Westar Energy’s proposed rate increase and plan to ‘re-balance’ rates
(Lawrence Journal World, July 11, 2013)

Editorial: Rising rates
(Lawrence Journal World, July 11, 2013)

Public protests proposed Westar rate increase
(Topeka Capital-Journal, July 11, 2013)

Customers object to Westar rate increase plan at public hearing
(Wichita Eagle, July 1, 2013)

Westar Energy plan would raise rates on residential customers, decrease those of large businesses
(Wichita Eagle, June 28, 2013)

Westar’s $50 million rate increase gets approved
(Wichita Eagle, April 18, 2012)

$325M Westar project to help environment
(Lawrence Journal World, March 24, 2012)

State board proposes cut in Westar Energy’s rates
(Lawrence Journal World, Jan. 6, 2012)

Kansas utilities predict new EPA rules will lead to blackouts
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 4, 2011)

Central Neb. power going to Kansas City utility
(Kearney Hub, Oct. 29, 2011)

Editorial: Fine print
(Lawrence Journal World, Oct. 7, 2011)

Editorial: Sound off on rates
(Wichita Eagle, September 4, 2011)

In bad economy, Westar rates rise
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 4, 2011)

Westar's smart meters still six weeks away from deployment
(Lawrence Journal World, July 27, 2011)

Survey sees lag in interest for ‘smart’ grid
(Kansas City Star, June 13, 2011)

Retrofitting power plants studied
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 16, 2011)

Editorial: Electrical switch
(Lawrence Journal-World, August 18, 2009)

Westar rate increase takes effect Monday
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 29, 2009)

Power Hungry Series: Reinventing the U.S. Electric Grid
(NPR, April-May 2009)

Utilities favor mandate for renewable power
(Hutchinson News, Jan. 21, 2009)

Utility News Archives

Archives of news article links concerning events at Westar and Sunflower have been moved to the  Kansas Utilities News Archive.

Westar News Archives - Topeka Capital-Journal, Goes back to 2000

Kansas Utilities

Investor Owned Utilities

Aquila (Missouri Electric territory was acquired by KCP&L in 2008)
  - formerly Utilicorp

Empire District Electric Co.
  - Kansas Rates
  - Power Outage Info & Maps

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)
  - Service Area
  - Electric Rates
  - Power Outage Info & Maps
  - KCP&L News Archive, KEIN

Mid-Kansas Electric Company
  - purchased Aquila's Kansas operations
  - Service Area
  - Rates

Westar Energy
  - formerly Western Resources
  - Service Area
  - Kansas Rates & Regulations
  - Comprehensive Energy Plan
  - Power Outage Info & Maps
  - Westar News Archive, KEIN

Xcel Energy

Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant

Municipal Utilities

This list is not fully inclusive. More municipalities will be added as time and resources allow. If you know of municipality that should be listed here, please let us know!

Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, Association

Kansas Municipal Utilities, Association

Kansas Power Pool, Wholesale Electric Purchaser

City of Anthony public utilities

Baldwin City Electric Utility

Chanute Electric Production
  - Electric Rates

Coffeyville Municipal Light & Power
  - Electric Rates

Colby public utilities
  - Electric Rates

Eudora Electric Utility
  - Billing Information

Garden City Electric Utility
  - Electric Rates

Girard Utilities
  - Electricty Production

Greensburg public utilities
  - Electric Rates

City of Haven

City of Hillsboro electric department
  - Electric Rates, Municipal Codes

Hoisington Utility
  - Electric Rates, Municipal Codes

Hugoton Utility Rates

Iola Electric Department
  - Electric Rates

Kansas City (Kan.) Board of Public Utilities
  - Service Area
  - Electric Rates
  - Power Outage Info & Maps

Kingman Utility Rates

Lakin utility department

Larned utility department

Lincoln utility department
  - Electric Rates

Lindsborg public utilities
  - Electric Policy
  - Electric Rates
  - Interconnection Standards

City of Marion electrical department
  - Utility Billing

McPherson Board of Public Utilities
  - Utility Rates

newOttawa electric utility
  - Integrated Resource Plan

City of Russell Electric Utility
  - Electric Rate Ordinance, inside city limits
  - Electric Rate Ordinance, outside city limits

St. John utility department

Stockton utility department

Washington Power Plant
  - Utilities Code

newWathena utilities

Wellington Public Utilities
  - Electric Distribution
  - Electric Production

Winfield Electric Utility
  - Electric Production
  - Electric Distribution
  - Electric Rates

Rural Electric Cooperatives

Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
  - newService Area Map

Kansas Electric Power Cooperative

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative - South-Central Kansas and NC Okla.

Ark Valley Electric Coop - Hutchinson
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates

Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Wamego/Clay Center
  - Service Area Map
  - Single-phase Electric Rates
  - Three-phase Electric Rates
  - Solar & Wind

Brown-Atchison Electric Co-operative, Horton
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates
  - Renewable Energy

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, El Dorado
  - Electric Rates
  - Residential Wind & Solar

Caney Valley Electric Cooperative - Cedar Vale
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates& Bylaws

CMS Electric Cooperative - Meade
  - Service Area Map

Doniphan Electric Cooperative - Troy
  - Service & Rates

D.S. & O. Rural Electric Cooperative - Soloman
  - Service Map
  - Electric Rates
  - Renewables

Flint Hills Rural Electric Co-operative, Council Grove

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative - Girard
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates

Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative
  - Residential Rates

Lane-Scott Electric Co-operative, Dighton
  - Electric Rates

Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative, McLouth
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates
  - Net Metering

Lyon-Coffey Electric Cooperative, Burlington, Emporia
  - Service Area Map
  - Rates

Midwest Energy, Hays
  - Service Area Map 
  - Com. Electric Rates
  - Res. Electric Rates
  - Interconnection
  - newCommunity Solar

Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative, Axtell
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates

Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative, Pratt
  - Service Area

Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Ulysses
  - newRates & Tariffs
  - newRes. Electric Rates
  - newEnergy Efficiency rebates

Prairie Land Electric Cooperative - Norton
  - Electric Rates & Tariffs
  - newOutage Map

Radiant Electric Cooperative - Fredonia

Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative - Ellsworth, Mankato, Belleville
  - Electric Rates
  - newInterconnection/Net Metering

Sedgwick County Electric Cooperative - Cheney
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates

Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative - Wellington
  - newElectric Rates

Sunflower Electric Power Corp.
  - Holcomb Station Expansion
  - newSunflower News Archive, KEIN

Twin Valley Electric Cooperative, Altamont
  - newService Area Map
  - new
Energy Efficiency Rebates

Victory Electric Cooperative, Dodge City
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates

Western Cooperative Electric, WaKeeney
  - Service Area Map
  - Electric Rates
  - newGround source heat pump rebates

Wheatland Electric Cooperative
  - Service Territory
  - Electric Rates
  - Outage Map


Kansas Electricity Profile 2010 - EIA

Utility News Archives

Archives of news article links concerning events at Westar and Sunflower have been moved to the  Kansas Utilities News Archive.

Westar News Archives - Topeka Capital-Journal, Goes back to 2000


Current Energy - The Lawrence Berkley Labs chart current electrical capacity in key areas, such as Calif. and NY



News and Information

Deregulation Status - (EIA - 1999)

Electricity Deregulation - Center for Responsive Politics


An Assessment Of Retail Competition In Kansas' Electric Power Industry - KCC study

National News

California's Energy Crisis - San Francisco Chronicle

California 'Power Crisis' coverage - CNN.com

Houston (TX) Chronicle Consumer Energy info - Texas deregulation and more

Washington Post Energy Deregulation special report

Consumer Information


Electric and Natural Gas Billing Standards - KCC - WordPerfect document

Final Order KPL/KG&E Merger, Docket No. 174,155-U - KCC - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view

FERC ruling, Wichita vs. Western Resources - Nov. 23, 2001, "Order Summarily Affirming Initial Decision and Dismissing Rehearing as Moot"
Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view

Smart Grid

SmartStar Lawrence - Westar Energy

newKCP&L SmartGrid - KCP&L


 Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006

 Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006


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