The hike rate will be used for upgrades due to outdated coal power plants near LaCygne. The Kansas Corporation Commission have decided to continue to use these plants for 20 years longer than initially planned. This means they will continue to pollute the environment way past the year 2045.
The residents of Kansas should united to oppose this continued operation of the air-polluting coal power plant, especially since it was supposed to be shut down by 2025, which is still ten years away. Kansas residents should be outraged that this hike rate is justified by the Kansas Corporation Commission on the basis of keeping that power plant in operation. Instead, the increased revenue should be used for increasing use of renewable energy, such as solar power. Some residents may be happier knowing that their increased monthly bill is paying for a good cause, but not something that is outdated and obsolete. For more information, this article can be found here (KENT article here).