Solar advocates say Evergy’s proposed substitute is as discriminatory as one thrown out by the state’s high court.
Impacts will fall disproportionately on low-income customers and people of color, affordable housing advocates say.
Many states require utilities to help low-income customers conserve energy despite higher costs and barriers.
Black Americans and other minorities are more at risk for disconnections, add-on utility fees, inefficient housing and more.
A settlement last week extends the state’s moratorium on utility shutoffs and provides $47 million in bill relief funding.