After opposing such legislation in previous sessions, Evergy is backing bills in Kansas and Missouri that would help it refinance and retire coal plants ahead of schedule.
The experience in Iowa and Missouri shows how drafting an energy plan can help shape a state’s energy direction, even if policymakers don’t always follow it.
In Kansas and Missouri, critics say the “energy choice” legislation is in direct conflict with cities’ commitments to transition from fossil fuels.
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.