A Western Kansas electric company awaits to hear what people think of their request to raise electric rates. Mid-Kansas Electric Company in Hays is seeking a 12% rate increase for over 50,000 customers. The increase would generate $16.4 million a year for the company.
Officials say they need the additional revenue to keep pace with their operating costs. A public comment session was held Wednesday night in Liberal. State regulators have until February to rule on the request. Proposed increases in Dodge City is $4.00 per month per customer, $5.00 in Garden City, and $13.00 per month, per customer, in Liberal