Potential changes coming to Westar Energy billing

May 16, 2018 - 12:53 am

Westar Energy wants to change the way it charges its customers, but will your bill end up being higher or lower?  

A potential rate decrease at the end of this year, followed by an increase in electricity rates is making Westar look into introducing a new rate plan. While some people's electric bills would go down, however, others' bills would increase.   

Another proposal by Westar would be a new, optional, three-part rate plan that would include lower electricity rates most hours of the day, but an increased charge for high usage between the hours of 2 and 7 pm.  

If your household uses most of its electricity between 2 and 7, this rate plan would raise your bill, sometimes significantly. However, if you have a job that keeps you away from home during that five-hour period, the new plan could help you save a little money.

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