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.
The participation rate for privately owned buildings lags the city’s expectations and the rates for other regional cities.
Kansas City Power & Light’s plan to return federal tax savings to customers also includes measures to encourage renewable energy purchases, community solar and reduce energy usage.
City officials hope a partnership with Kansas City Power & Light will help it meet a set of ambitious clean energy goals.