Compromise on utility transmission charge could save ratepayers millions

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A compromise emerged Thursday that is expected to settle a dispute at the Capitol over limiting Evergy's ability to recover electric transmission costs from consumers and stillΒ  save ratepayers millions.

A House committee agreed to a bill that would provide more state oversight over how Evergy recoups expenses from a transmission delivery charge that's imposed on consumers when it undertakes new local transmission projects.

At the same time, the deal lowers the amount of return on equity the utility can . . .


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