KCC rejects Evergy's proposals on rates for solar users

Solar Rates

The Kansas Corporation Commission has rejected two proposals from Evergy involving rates for solar users. The commission said Thursday it would be better to wait until Evergy's next general rate case to address how residential solar users are billed.

One Evergy proposal would have charged solar panel users a monthly grid access fee of $3 per kilowatt, even if the home didn't use the electrical grid. Another proposal would have charge all customers a minimum bill of $35 per month.

Evergy argues it needs to recover the cost of providing on-demand electricity for solar-equipped homes that don’t use many kilowatts.