Some western Mo. electric bills to decrease

Aug 16, 2012

Electric bills are on the way down for some residents of western Missouri, thanks to a decline in fuel prices.

The Missouri Public Service Commission has reduced the fuel adjustment charge for Kansas City Power & Light's Greater Missouri Operations. Fuel adjustment clauses allow power companies to adjust rates for changes in the price of natural gas.

The reduction takes effect Sept. 1.

Regulators say monthly electric bills will decline about $1.91 for the average residential customer in KCP&L's Missouri Public Service area. Customers in the company's St. Joseph Power & Light territory will see an average decline of $1.47 per month.