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PRESS RELEASE: PSC Approves Change In Kansas City Power & Light DSIM Charge

  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          JANUARY 22, 2015
 
 
PSC APPROVES CHANGE IN KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT DSIM CHARGE
 
 
 
                JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) which reduces the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on the bills of KCP&L’s residential customers.  The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line-item on customer bills, allows KCP&L to recover demand-side management (energy efficiency) program costs and incentives.
            For residential customers of KCP&L, the DSIM charge will drop by approximately 11.6 percent, from $0.00398 per kWh (kilowatt-hour) to $0.00352 per kWh, effective February 1, 2015.  For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh a month, the charge will drop by approximately $0.46 a month. 
            In June 2014, the Public Service Commission approved an agreement among several parties which authorized KCP&L to implement a number of energy efficiency programs under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).  The agreement also allowed KCP&L to establish a DSIM charge.
            KCP&L serves approximately 270,000 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Pettis, Platte, Randolph and Saline.
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Case No. ER-2015-0141