As we prepare for the future, we ask you to complete this short survey to let us know your thoughts on a few items that may impact customers in the coming years.

* 1. Are you an Empire District Electric customer?

* 2. In which state do you reside?

* 3. Are you aware that emission control equipment currently in place at power plants (and currently charged in rates) is required by law?

* 4. Are you aware utilities are required by law to further reduce power plant emissions through the installation of additional equipment that will result in substantial new expenditures?

* 5. I would be willing to pay more for electricity to have Empire install equipment to further reduce power plant emissions beyond what is currently required by law.

* 6. I would be willing to pay _____ more on my electric bill for equipment and associated operational costs to reduce power plant emissions.

* 7. Are you aware Empire offers energy efficiency programs including high-efficiency lighting programs, such as, rebates for efficient appliances and air-conditioners; weatherization programs; commercial and industrial efficiency programs; and Energy StarĀ® programs?

* 8. Are you aware some states require utilities to offer energy efficiency programs and some have established energy efficiency saving targets or goals for utilities?

* 9. I am willing to pay to provide and promote energy efficiency programs in my area.

* 10. I would be willing to pay ____ more on my electric bill for energy efficiency programs to be offered and promoted.

* 11. For a discount on my electric bill, I would allow Empire to cycle my air conditioner, on and off, during peak conditions in the summer months.

* 12. Are you aware some utilities are required by state law to provide a percentage of their energy from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydro?

* 13. I am willing to pay more for electricity so energy from renewable energy sources beyond the limits currently mandated by law may be included.

* 14. I would be willing to pay _____ more to replace energy from traditional sources with energy from renewable energy sources.

* 15. I would be willing to pay more so new advanced transmission and distribution network technologies such as smart grid devices including smart meters could be added.

* 16. I would be willing to pay ____ more to add new advanced transmission and distribution network technologies.

* 17. I believe Empire should participate in nuclear energy projects.

* 18. To what extent should nuclear projects be considered?

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