Senators Marshall, Moran Continue Fight for Kansans Paying Exorbitant Prices to Transmit Electricity Out of the State

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), joined by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) wrote a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) addressing an ongoing situation that continues to cause Kansans to pay exorbitant amounts of money to transmit electricity out of the state. The Kansas senators previously wrote a letter in September 2023 demanding answers from FERC on why Kansans are paying an absurd amount to transport wind energy generated in Kansas to other states. 

“Kansas ratepayers should not pay extra to transmit wind energy to neighboring states; that is common sense. More than just having the ability to fix this unjust situation, FERC has the obligation to do so.” Senator Marshall said. “It is a requirement that costs must be allocated in relation to the benefits received, and that is not happening. FERC must step in and provide relief to the people of Kansas.”

“Kansas is home to an abundance of energy production, but families and businesses have been paying inflated transmission costs as a result of FERC procedure,” Senator Moran said. “It is FERC’s statutory obligation to make sure costs are allocated in a manner that is roughly commensurate with the benefits received. FERC needs to adopt a system that appropriately distributes costs, so that Kansans are not overly burdened.”

You may click HERE to read the full letter to FERC.