APS is a member of Kansas Industrial Consumers Group (“KIC”). We recently received a very favorable outcome in the Kansas Corporation Commission (“KCC”) consolidated Docket Nos. 16-WSEE-377-TAR, 17-WSEE-377-TAR, and 18-WSEE-355-TAR all billed by WEstar regarding past Transmission Delivery Charges (TDCs). In these proceedings, the KCC agreed with Kansas Industrial Consumers Group and rejected its staff’s position that Westar’s TDC rates should be retroactively reallocated – which would have resulted in large additional charges to business and school customers.
KIC estimates Westar’s largest hospital customer, Via Christi, will save about $66,000 as a result of APS participating in this case and defeating the KCC staff’s proposal. Every other hospital’s total savings can be estimated by multiplying the facility’s peak monthly demand by the staff’s proposed extra charge, and then multiplying that figure by 36 months. We expect the cumulative savings of all APS-member facilities will be very significant, almost certainly in excess of $500,000.