In Kansas and Missouri, critics say the “energy choice” legislation is in direct conflict with cities’ commitments to transition from fossil fuels.
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.
Evergy and Ameren Missouri are both rolling out optional time-of-use rates to customers as they install smart meters.
The transmission line, originally envisioned as a thruway from Kansas to Indiana, has struggled to gain approval in Missouri and Illinois.
Supporters are optimistic that the City Council will adopt a 2021 code expected to increase efficiency by 10%.