Midwest Energy is seeking board of directors' approval for proposed electric rate changes, effective Jan. 1. A public meeting to discuss the changes will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Robbins Center at Fort Hays State University campus. All Midwest Energy customers are welcome to attend.

The rate changes, if approved, would be revenue-neutral for the company. This is Midwest Energy’s first general electric rate change since 2011. It is needed to address significant differences between similar customers on the M and W Systems, as well as simplify rate structures.

If approved, the proposed rate changes will take place over a three-year period. Details on the proposed rate changes are available on the Midwest Energy website at mwenergy.com.

Other public meetings scheduled to discuss the rate changes include: Great Bend, July 3 at 6 p.m., Barton Community College Fine Arts Building, Room No. 30; and Macksville, July 5 at 6 p.m., American State Bank & Trust Building.