A division of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is proposing to build a solar energy facility covering more than a square mile just north of Lawrence, near Midland Junction. The “Kansas Sky Energy Center” would supply electrical power to local utility Evergy Inc., which would ultimately own the facility.
With anger rising statewide about bigger electric bills, lawmakers advanced a proposal that would limit Evergy’s ability to recoup construction costs from customers’ wallets.
Kansas’ largest electric utility says inflation and plans to add more renewable energy are to blame for the ever-rising estimated cost of its infrastructure investments.
Regulators’ opposition could unravel a consensus plan to provide millions of dollars in energy efficiency programs to Evergy’s Kansas customers.
Kansas and Missouri’s largest utilities earned nearly failing grades for their progress transitioning to renewable sources of energy, according to a new report from a national environmental group.
Evergy customers and environmental activists urged the Kansas Corporation Commission to endorse the utility company’s new energy efficiency programs, but also look beyond that plan to help low-income residential customers save money by slashing their electricity demand.
Evergy wants to remind people to report powerlines that have blown into tree limbs or become entangled with trees and to stay far away.
Lawrence’s electric utility provider is reporting a surge in phone scams using false information to gather credit card information from customers.
Evergy customers in Kansas could soon get discounts and rebates to upgrade their homes to be more energy efficient.
Here’s an update on the streetlights casting a blue-purple hue over Lawrence’s roadways.
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