KCC staff favors minimum bill to recover solar costs

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(Updated to correct the monthly cost of grid access fee)

The Kansas Corporation Commission's staff is backing Evergy's fallback proposal to impose a $35 minimum electric bill to help recover the cost of demand that it says solar-powered homes place on the electric grid.

Evergy had proposed a minimum utility bill as an alternative to a grid access fee of $3 per month per kilowatt, or roughly $20 a month for solar users.

But the KCC staff recommended the minimum bill, fearing the grid access fee would violate a state Supreme Court ruling that SSJ

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