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更新:xf881兴发手机版公司董事会投票通过了以下费率变动, affecting all electric customers, at a special member meeting on July 16, 2018. 
 

xf881兴发手机版公司正在寻求董事会批准新的电价, which would be roughly revenue-neutral for the company.  This is the first general rate change since 2011, 它需要解决在M和W系统上相似的客户之间的显著差异, 以及通过消除夏季区块率来简化费率结构.

The W system was purchased from Westar Energy in 2003, 作为W系统客户的销售费率的一个条件,将逐渐与xf881兴发手机版公司的M系统费率表相结合.  The proposed rate changes mostly close existing differences.

新的费率包括对大多数费率表的每月固定客户费用的增加, 在大多数情况下,能源成本的降低会部分或完全抵消这些成本.  如果被采纳,拟议的费率变动将在3年内逐步实施. 

Lastly, these changes slowly eliminate regular residential block rates, 当用户在特定月份使用更多的能源时,他们需要支付更高的能源费用.  Many customers find block rates confusing.   At the end of three years, 提议中的变化将产生一个更简单的法案,为大多数客户阶层提供较低的全年能源收费, 哪个也更准确地反映了每个客户对电网的成本.


Questions and Answers:


Q:  Why is this rate change necessary?
答:xf881兴发手机版公司的总收入将增加相对较小的数额, 尽管自2011年最后一次一般费率案例以来,资本改进成本以及运营和管理费用有所增加.  发生这些变化的主要原因是逐渐巩固了M和W制费率,简化了费率设计.
 

问:客户收费的目的是什么?为什么会增加?
答:向客户收取的费用只是用来支付供电的成本.  这些成本的变化更接近于服务的客户数量,而不是交付的电量.  例子包括仪表、电杆、电线、车辆、工资、账单和客户服务功能. Under the proposed rate change, customer charges would increase each year for three years; however, 在大多数费率计划中,能源费用将减少,以帮助抵消(在某些情况下, eliminate) the customer charge increases. 
 

Q:  How do you determine what Customer Charges should be?
答:今年进行了一项独立的服务成本研究,以便在费率表中公平分配成本.  服务成本研究将向每个费率计划提供服务的成本确定为负载和服务特征的函数.  这些研究为以公平和公平的方式为每个客户分类分配成本责任提供了有用的指导方针. 
 

Q:  How much will my customer charge increase?
A:  Here’s a summary of customer charge increases, 这将被减少的能量电荷部分或全部抵消:


Q:  How much will my bill change?
A:  Based on rate classification and consumption, the impact will vary – an overall bill may increase or decrease.  以下是对居民和灌溉率影响的例子:

考虑到其他利率等级为中型和大型客户产生需求利率, load factors vary significantly.  客户想知道拟议的利率变动对其帐户的影响,可以联系 Michael Billinger, Manager of Rates and Demand Response, at .  He will provide information tailored to individual accounts.   
 

Q:  How do I know if I am an "M" or "W" system customer?
A:  This map gives an idea of the two systems.  如果您仍然不确定您的帐户是在哪个系统上,请在1-打电话给xf881兴发手机版.


Q:  Earlier, 有人提到,这种费率变化解决了类似客户之间的显著差异.  Which rate schedules does that affect?
A:  The proposed changes bring residential M & W system customers closest to equalization.  In other rate classes, 类似的客户将支付比以前更接近的利率, although they won’t be quite equal after three years.  这是因为该提案限制了任何一组客户在一年内的增长不超过10%, with the exception of W system irrigators. 


Q:  Are changes proposed for any other rate schedules?
A:  Yes, most electric rate schedules will have revisions, which reflect the proposed rate changes, Midwest Energy’s self-regulated status, and/or clarify the terms of service.  All revised rate schedules have been posted.  此外,比较目前和建议的费率表 is also available. 


Q:  When was the last base rate change?
答:xf881兴发手机版公司上一次全面提价是在2011年,结果是1.3% revenue increase.  Midwest Energy works hard to control costs, and by employing cost-saving technology and improved procedures, we have avoided a general rate proceeding for seven years.  However, 今年的服务成本研究显示,使用不同系统的相似客户之间存在巨大差异, and a critical need to update our rate structures.  This rate change is generally revenue-neutral, 但更大比例的成本将从每月固定的客户费用中收回, while energy costs will decline. 
 

问:谁来决定何时需要提高利率,以及提高多少?
答:xf881兴发手机版公司的董事会和执行人员持续监测合作社的财务稳定性,以决定是否或何时有必要提高利率.  To establish the new rate structure, an independent, experienced firm was hired to conduct a cost of service study, and recommend changes to our rates.
 

问:xf881兴发手机版公司的电价与堪萨斯州的其他公用事业公司相比如何? 
答:xf881兴发手机版的费率比那些其他堪萨斯州公用事业优惠.  For example, our average residential rate in 2016 was 12.2美分/千瓦时,而堪萨斯州所有合作社和投资者拥有的公用事业的平均水平是13美分/千瓦时.2¢/kWh.  If the proposed rates are adopted, xf881兴发手机版公司的电价与堪萨斯州其他公用事业公司相比仍具有竞争力.


问:xf881兴发手机版公司(Midwest Energy)是否仍将实行“寒冷天气规则”(Cold Weather Rule),以防止冬季服务中断?
A:  Yes.  提议的费率变化不会影响xf881兴发手机版客户的寒冷天气规则(CWR).


问:新利率的生效日期是什么时候,我什么时候能在我的账单上看到它们?
答:如果董事会批准,修订后的费率将于2019年1月1日生效.   


问:我如何能了解更多信息,或向董事会表达我的担忧?
A:  First, you can direct comments to Bob Muirhead, Vice President of Customer Service, at , or mail them to Mr. Muirhead at 1330 Canterbury Dr., Hays, KS 67601 no later than July 6. 

接下来,你可以参加下列四场公众宣传会议中的一场:
Colby:  June 19, 6-7 p.m., Colby Community College, Student Union
Hays:  June 21, 6-7 p.m., Fort Hays State University, Robbins Center
Great Bend:  July 3, 6-7 p.m., Barton Community College, Fine Arts Bldg., Room #30
Macksville:  July 5, 6-7 p.m., American State Bank & Trust, 234 N. Main St.

最后,你可以参加公开的董事会会议,对提议的修改进行表决 7月16日星期一下午1点,坎特伯雷1330号,xf881兴发手机版总部. in Hays.

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