JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An application filed by the Kansas City Power and Light – Greater Missouri Operations Company (KCP&L-GMO) to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills has been approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

The DSIM charge appears as a separate line-item on customer bills and allows KCP&L-GMO to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficient Investment Act, or MEEIA.

For example, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity in a month will see the charge increase by approximately $2.33 a month. Charges will be effective August 1 of this year.

KCP&L-GMO provides electric service to the Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Barton, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Clay, Clinton, Dade, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, St. Claire, Vernon and Worth.