In Kansas and Missouri, critics say the “energy choice” legislation is in direct conflict with cities’ commitments to transition from fossil fuels.
An assessment of the potential of storage in the state, a leader in wind energy, also identified barriers to its expansion.
The utility says it will seek a new location for its first community solar project, which already has commitments for more than 90% of its proposed capacity.
Money poured into candidate funds at a record pace from environmental groups, industrial customers and others seeking to help steer the utility’s policies.
A pair of energy consultants are promoting an HVDC interstate transmission-plus-storage project that could complete a link between California and Chicago.