SB 274--
Session of 1997
By Committee on Utilities

9 AN ACT permitting the state corporation commission to conduct a pilot 10 project through Midwest Electric, Inc. 11 12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 13 Section 1. The state corporation commission may permit electric and 14 natural gas unbundling and open access demonstration projects within 15 the Midwest Energy, Inc. certificated service territory. Such projects shall 16 include all classes of retail customers (residential, commercial, industrial, 17 oil field and irrigation), and participation by each customer shall be on a 18 voluntary basis. Such projects should result in market place competition 19 for commodity supply while maintaining state corporation commission 20 regulation over delivery, service quality and safety issues. The utility shall 21 propose methods of load aggregation for small customers, strategies for 22 the mitigation of stranded costs and strategies to minimize tax impacts 23 on local governments. The utility shall solicit customer suggestions in the 24 design of the pilot project. 25 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its 26 publication in the statute book.