“Evergy, the largest electric utility in Kansas, needed to make a plan because the Kansas Supreme Court shot down a previous solar rate. Meantime, the utility insists it needs to recover the cost of having electricity on demand for solar-equipped homes that don’t buy many kilowatts.”
Then gas stations should receive a subsidy for gasoline NOT sold. What this statement says is that you DO NOT have freedom to choose LESS consumption. Here is the real reason for the new Evergy efficient plan:“The state’s largest utility wants to charge customers with solar panels about $25 a month, even if their homes pull almost no electricity off the grid.”
Great Plains is utilizing the basic principles of socialism in their offering where a system's users pay for what someone else doesn’t use. https://eu.cjonline.com/story/news/politics/state/2020/11/01/evergy-wants-to-charge-everyone-to-collect-more-from-solar-users/114603258/ “Graham has had solar panels on his house since about 2015. He said it’s unfair that Evergy would make him pay more money for reducing demand on the company’s system. He also said the constant rate changes make him want to disconnect from the grid entirely.”
This is likely what it will take, people getting off the grid to keep the globalist utility barons from bankrupting everyone. Remember you WILL HAVE NO SAY once this plan passes the KCC.
“The electric utility, which serves 1.2 million customers in Kansas and Missouri, filed a plan with Kansas regulators last week to invest in a host of energy efficiency programs for business and residential customers. “Evergy’s plan would add to the fees on customers’ bills to offer programs such as weatherization for low-income residents, energy audits to educate customers about their usage, and rebates to encourage customers to invest in more energy-efficient water heaters and air conditioners…Their bills would go up slightly in the coming years....Programs such as financing improvements through residents’ energy bills, offering incentives for local plumbers and hardware stores to stock energy-efficient appliances, and giving out smart thermostats are commonly offered by utility companies. Evergy has a slate of programs for Missouri customers, but its Kansas offerings are far more limited.”
Kansas doesn't have the population base that Missouri has so more creative means of how to distribute costs are required.Really? And Isn't this an individual decison rather than a collective one? How is it my responsibility to pay for someone elses's Non energy usage, choice of appliances to sell or energy use education? These brainless autocrons operating large utility systems have no concept of how the free market functions; they can only devise authoritarian and collective methods of garnering revenue and then coerce politicians and regulators into complying. Slightly increase? Solar
panels would be $3.00 per kilowatt installed. If you have 10 kilowatts of solar
panels installed that would amount to another $30 per month in fees. What sense does this make? “Bradley
Lutz, Evergy’s director of regulatory affairs, said in testimony filed at the
KCC that if the company can’t charge solar customers exclusively, then everyone
will have to pay the difference.” This is certainly an innovative approach, penalizing customers who devise mehods of reducing utility demand. Does anyone still believe this is about energy conservation or reducing global warming?
Look at one of Evergy’s typical bills; it’s already full of fees, taxes and incidental charges. Here are a few examples FROM MY own monthly BILL:
Customer charge: $ 14.25
(what’s this fee for except being continuously connected?)
Energy charge: $ 14.48
ECA charge (3-3-2022) (Oh Yes, they back charge you for their cost overruns.
KwH at .02002 per KWh $ 0.24 (energy cost adjustment may involve ‘future fuel costs’)
ECA charge (4-1-2022)
K wH at .02168 PER kwH $ 3.62
EER charge $ .02 (Energy environmental charge, you pay for programs they must meet.
KwH at .0001 per kWh
PTS charge $ .21 (Property tax surcharge)
kWh at 0.0017per kWh
TDC charge (Transmitting electric to your home charge)
kWh at .0626 per kWh $ 1.12
franchise Fee $ 1.02
County Sales Tax $ .52
City sales tax $ .39
Utility energy programs are designed to keep one constantly upgrading his or her home and is part of the UN’s sustainable development program. This plan will simply increase existing charges plus add new ones. Notice that this plan has no opt out feature and you will pay more until you comply. Your bill helps provide remuneration for utility investors. Expect the bill to also include anticipated carbon footprint costs, a backdoor for implementing the failed EPA carbon credits program. After all, you really don’t own your home, you have government and other special interests defining what your home environment may be and what you can have and do.
A smart thermostat is the kind enabling the utility to control your AC or heating system, not a good idea under the best of circumstances. And rest assured this will involve reducing your carbon footprint as defined by the utility. “KCPL is already committed to reducing its footprint. Evergy is already on a path to reduce its carbon footprint. he company plans to retire all coal operations at the Lawrence Energy Center by the end of 2023 and expects to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045.”Once you eliminate fossil fuels, costs will go sky high. Keep in mind that if Evergy were truly offering choices they wouldn’t be going to the KCC for approval. Zero emissions means there must be added (low yield) green energy programs to supplement retired fossil plants. And remember weather is an important factor, wind turbines were inoperable in the cold that decended on Texas. The fact is we don’t have an environmental crisis, climate change is an absolute hoax; it’s just an elaborate plan to implement economic control with a social credit system all for the benefit of global investors. None of their dooms day predictions were accurate. Climate Experts are Zero out of 41 doomsday global warming predictions !
The utility programs are designed to keep one constantly adjusting his or her home upwards and are part of the UN’s sustainable development program. This plan will simply increase charges plus add new ones. Your bill will essentially become a penalty (along with inflation) until you comply. Expect the bill to reflect your anticipated carbon credits, a backdoor for implementing the failed EPA carbon credits program. After all, you really don’t own your home, you have other interests regulating your environment and what you may have and do.
This is a social credit plan like what the Chinese communist party used for forcing consumers to comply with their lopsided agenda. Either upgrade your system or pay penalties in the form of higher rates until you meet their standards.
Evergy is supposedly in business to sell power at affordable prices, not micromanaging consumers to support their global environmental policies and implement carbon controls.