Solar advocates say Evergy’s proposed substitute is as discriminatory as one thrown out by the state’s high court.
Clean energy advocates want Evergy to cease a demand charge on solar customers that was ruled illegal last spring.
NextEra Energy is securing land for a solar-plus-storage project near Kansas City that would be one of the largest of its kind in the country.
The transmission line, originally envisioned as a thruway from Kansas to Indiana, has struggled to gain approval in Missouri and Illinois.
As coal plants retire, they leave behind power lines and grid connections that can be a big asset to renewable developers.