CRITICIZED - KCP&L rate hike in works
City Star, Jan. 29, 2005
Up to 20% boost proposed to help pay for plant
City Power & Light Co. is quietly pushing a deal that could
raise utility rates 15 percent to 20 percent to help pay for a proposed
coal-fired plant near Weston.
rates, which would be phased in over a few years starting in 2007,
would be the first big increases in nearly two decades for the utility's
half-million customers in Missouri and Kansas. more...
Power of Efficiency
Great Plains Energy (GPE) and their regulated subsidiary Kansas
City Power & Light (KCPL) have come a long way since September
2003 when they were trying to keep their plans for building two
coal-burning power plants from the public. more...
much more electric energy will we need?
KCPL says they expect 2–3% growth per year in electric demand
in the region that will require a new coal power plant be on-line
by 2010. That is a huge spread! Is it 2% or is it 3%?
at "Tell KCPL No Rally"
KCPL No Rally
What a great team! Thanks to all those who participated and
the organizing team that wrote the press releases, contacted the
media, made contacts to get people out and prepared for interviews,
and lots of other efforts. More...
Substantial progress has been made on educating the Kansas City
area about Great Plains Energy's plans to build two new 850MW coal-burning
power plants near Weston, Missouri. More...
Plains Energy Admits to plans for 2 coal-fired power plants
Great Plains Energy's (GPE) plans for not one, but two huge coal-fired
power plants were revealed to the media by Sierra Club after a closed
meeting at their Iatan power plant on October 28th. Both plants
are to be unregulated "merchant" coal-fired power plants.
The energy produced will not be for Missouri, but sold on the open
market. The health and environmental impacts of the projects will
be borne by Missouri communities.
of power plants in the Kansas City region
Burning Power Plants in Missouri
Great Plains Power, an unregulated company created by KCPL, has
recently begun the permit process for building an 850MW coal fired
unit near the existing KCPL Iatan plant in Weston, MO in Platte
County. City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is also planning a coal-fired
power plant near the Springfield community.
to build coal-burning power plant near Weston, MO
Great Plains Power, an unregulated company created by KCPL, which
is regulated, has applied for air and water permits to build an
850 MW coal fired unit near the existing KCPL Iatan plant in Weston,