The plans, marketed as community solar, have seen warm reception in Nebraska and in Missouri, where one project is “78% oversubscribed.”
Bills surfaced in both states that would let utilities refinance uneconomic power plants using ratepayer-backed bonds.
Missouri regulators’ approval of the transmission project puts Kansas in a position for significant wind development.
The participation rate for privately owned buildings lags the city’s expectations and the rates for other regional cities.
After twice rejecting a 780-mile transmission project to move wind energy from Kansas to the eastern United States, Missouri regulators are signaling they’re ready to approve the $2.5 billion project.