- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Power & Light is seeking a 7.5 percent rate increase for some of its Missouri customers.

Utility spokeswoman Courtney Hughley says if the increase is approved, it would generate $62.9 million in revenue and raise the average customers’ bills about $9 a month. The request comes after the Missouri Public Service commission approved an 11.7 percent increase in September.

If it is approved, the increase won’t take effect until April 2017.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/29yghKw ) the increase would affect customers in the utility’s service area around Kansas City.

Missourians previously served by Aquila won’t be affected. The commission is still considering an 8.2 percent rate increase request for those customers.

This is KCP&L;’s seventh rate request in 10 years for the Missouri service area.

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