by Jennifer Williams
This is part 3 of a 5 part series on key issues creating ethical concerns on the government-allowed utility monopoly.
As Evergy is continuing to request increases in rates, is the public aware of how their current budget is being spent? Do they know that the Evergy CEO was compensated over $6.8 MILLION in 2022, Board of Director salaries averaged over $333,000, and stockholders received over $534 MILLION in total dividends paid?
Are they aware that executives are rewarded for implementing the global
ESG plan, including Evergy’s adherence to the UN 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development, or that Evergy spends countless hours and
dollars in lobbying and campaign donations?
Has the public read Evergy’s company policies that govern their practices? Most likely not.
This is part 3 of a 5-part Series to
address the major concerns in the following categories that are
affecting customer rates and the future of our monopolistic public
Hefty Dividend Payments to Shareholders
ESG & “Renewable” Programs
KCC and CURB