KCC staff favors minimum bill to recover solar costs


(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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