A Missouri advocate says addressing Kansas City’s urban heat island would help customers more than conventional efficiency programs.
A recent summit and regulator hearings this week have brought attention to apartment building energy efficiency.
Westar says buying the remaining share of the plant was the cheapest way to resolve a dispute with its former owner.
The Pay As You Save program puts energy efficiency projects within reach for renters and lower-income customers.
One customer used programmable outlet timers cut his peak demand to a third of what it was before he got creative.