The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) offers you some of the lowest commercial rates in the country. Our tiered rating plan allows you to choose the plan that fits best. It’s a great way to keep your utility expenses in line and meet your specific electric and water needs. A complete Rate Application Manual is available for viewing as well as the Energy Rate Component (ERC) and Environmental Surcharge (ESC).
Tiered commercial electric rates simplify and save
- Size 0-69 kW
E200/Small General Service – Provided to commercial customers having a monthly demand of 0 through 69 kW for general service use.
- Size 70-1000 kW
E250/Medium General Service – Provided to commercial and industrial customers having a monthly demand of 70 through 1000 kW for general service use.
- Size 1001-4000 kW and Above
E300/Large General Service – Provided to commercial and industrial customers having a monthly demand of 1001 through 4000 kW for general service use.
- Size 4001 kW and Above
E400/Large Power User – Provided to commercial and industrial customers having a monthly demand of 4001 kW and above.
- Additional Rate
E700-750/Private Area Lighting – Provided to customers who request outside area lighting.
Key variables worth watching
As with any business, there are key variables that we monitor closely. They too can affect your monthly billing.
Energy Rate Component (ERC) – Provides for the recovery of the Utility's power supply costs related to fuel and purchased power and applies to all retail Electric rate classes.
Environmental Surcharge (ESC) – Provides for the recovery of the Utility's capital investment in projects required to meet Federal, State or Local environmental regulations and applies to all Electric rate classes.
Additional riders are available on electric rates for special applications. If you have any questions or believe you should be on a different billing rate, please call BPU Customer Service at 913-573-9190.
Water rates – pure and simple
We take pride in providing dependable and reliable water service to our community . . . and it shows. We are one of just seven public utilities in the country to earn a Gold Award from the American Water Works Association. Through rigorous testing at BPU's water laboratory, our water system ensures the highest purity of water quality.
- W010 Rate – Inside-City Customers – Provided for all customers who live within the city limits of Kansas City, Kansas.
- W020 Rate – Outside-City Customers – Provided for all customers who live outside the city limits of Kansas City, Kansas.