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66-101g. Same; liberal construction; incidental powers granted. As applied to regulation of electric public utilities, the provisions of this act and all grants of power, authority and jurisdiction herein made to the commission, shall be liberally construed, and all incidental powers necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act are expressly granted to and conferred upon the commission.

History: L. 1911, ch. 238, § 41; R.S. 1923, 66-141; L. 1985, ch. 225, § 43; July 1.


1. All grants of power, authority and jurisdiction liberally construed. City of Emporia v. Telephone Co., 90 Kan. 118, 127, 133 P. 858.

2. Act to be liberally construed; powers granted by act. The State, ex rel., v. Postal Telegraph Co., 96 Kan. 298, 303, 150 P. 544.

3. Commission not given authority to make findings as to excessiveness of previous rate. Great Western Portland Cement Co. v. Public Service Comm., 121 Kan. 531, 534, 247 P. 881.

4. Mentioned; authority of city to grant to utility right to use of streets determined. Kansas Power & Light Co. v. City of Great Bend, 172 Kan. 126, 129, 238 P.2d 544.

5. Act does not apply to interstate pipe lines. State, ex rel., v. Sinclair Pipe Line Co., 180 Kan. 425, 433, 304 P.2d 930.

6. Commission's powers for supervising and regulating public utilities are to be liberally construed; incidental powers are expressly granted and conferred. Cities Service Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 201 Kan. 223, 236, 440 P.2d 660.

7. Commission findings supported by evidence; court could not substitute its judgment for that of commission on appeal. Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 217 Kan. 604, 612, 538 P.2d 702.

8. Referred to; Cities Service Gas Co. held a "public utility." Cities Service Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 222 Kan. 598, 609, 611, 567 P.2d 1343.

9. Commission may consider factors other than costs in determining rates. Midwest Gas Users Ass'n v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 5 Kan App. 2d 653, 659, 623 P.2d 924.

10. Liberal construction and rule-making authority not sufficient to warrant departure from clear statutory requirements. Oilfield Fluid Motor Carriers v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 234 Kan. 983, 991, 677 P.2d 982 (1984).

11. Cited; power and authority of KCC to fix public utility rates analyzed in re Wolf Creek nuclear facility. Kansas Gas & Electric Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 239 Kan. 483, 491, 720 P.2d 1063 (1986).

12. Authority and jurisdiction of KCC to supervise and control electric public utilities noted; power concerning rate hearings examined. Kansas Gas & Electric Co. v. Kansas Corp. Comm'n, 14 Kan App. 2d 527, 541, 794 P.2d 1165 (1990).

13. Commission's interpretation of its statutory authority concerning energy cost adjustment clause consistent with statute. Kansas Industrial Consumers Group, Inc. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 36 Kan App. 2d 83, 94, 138 P.3d 338 (2006).

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