A petition was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by a small New England association that would remove Kansas' right to design retail net metering programs (the petition can be found here). Net metering is a state-based solar energy policy that helps make rooftop and community solar affordable to millions across the country. Vote Solar has an issue brief with more information.
August 6, 2019
Westar customers who installed solar prior to 10/1/2018 have been grandfathered into the old rate thereby eliminating their demand charges. Big win for Kansas Solar!
Kansans wishing to install solar panels on their homes saw a major cost barrier removed by the Kansas Supreme Court in a ruling that determined Evergy’s (formerly Westar Energy) demand charge was a discriminatory rate and not permissible by law.
Press Conference and Hearing in the Senate Utilities Committee
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