Fuel Adjustment Charge To Change For Evergy Missouri West Customers

JEFFERSON CITY –Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West customers will
see a decrease in the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on their electric bills starting on September 1,
Evergy Missouri West made two filings with the Missouri Public Service Commission. In its
first filing (ER-2020-0421), Evergy Missouri West proposed to adjust the FAC to reflect changes in
its fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of December 2019 through May 2020.
The second filing was Evergy Missouri West’s FAC true-up (EO-2020-0420).
For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month, the FAC
will drop by approximately $1.77 a month, from approximately $1.75 a month to a bill credit of
approximately $0.02 a month.
The FAC tariff allows the company to pass increases or decreases in its net fuel and
purchased power costs to customers outside of a general rate case.
The FAC allows the company to recover most – up to 95 percent – of its costs, but not all, to
encourage conservation and prudence in fuel use by the company. Any charges resulting from the fuel
adjustment clause must appear in a separate category on customers’ bills.
Fuel adjustment charges are intended to help companies deal with volatility in fuel pricing.
The FAC tariff requires regular adjustments to reflect changes in prices the company has incurred for
fuel and for wholesale power purchased to serve customers.
Evergy Missouri West provides electric service to approximately 347,400 customers in the
Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clay,
Clinton, Dade, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson,
Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, St. Clair, Vernon and Worth.