(Updated to include comment from Panasonic)
Panasonic's demand for energy to supply its new $4 billion plant in De Soto could force Evergy to seek a rate increase to recover the cost of investments needed to power the electronic vehicle battery manufacturer.
As Evergy seeks a rate increase from the Kansas Corporation Commission, the utility also is asking the agency for permission to return in a year for an abbreviated case, partly to raise rates to pay for the infrastructure needed to supply . . .