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Competitive and Stable Rates
If you’re energy price shopping, you’ll find the Greater Kansas City area to be among the most affordable and stable regions in country.
Edison Electric Institute tracks average retail rates for investor owned utilities. In their Summer 2011 survey, they reported average rates per kWh of 8.23¢ in Kansas, and 7.48¢ in Missouri. By contrast, average rates in New York were 16.84¢/kWh, and 14.28¢/kWh in California — twice the price in Kansas City.
The energy price stability the Kansas City area enjoys is a result of many things. Base load energy to the region is supplied primarily by low-cost coal and nuclear. Almost all coal is imported from Wyoming, and long-term contracts are in place to ensure low fossil-fuel costs well into the future. In addition, local energy providers have built one of the most efficient generation fleets in the country, operating at peak availability to supply customer demands and accommodate aggressive new business growth.