Kansas Corporation Commission allows Evergy to offer two charger rebates for electric vehicle programs

Published on December 08, 2021 by Chris Galford

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The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved Monday a settlement agreement between its staff, the Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB), and Evergy to allow the company to offer rebates for the installation of either 240V outlets or hardwired electric vehicle chargers.

This allowed for two rebate options for Evergy’s customers: those who choose a Time of Use (TOU) rate plan can get a $500 rebate, while others will earn a $250 rebate. Time of Use rates will also promote off-peak hours for charging electric vehicles, particularly overnight, through lower costs per kW hour (kWh). Residential and commercial customers can apply.

Little impact is expected on existing rates. The only things that will change current rates are the TOU electric vehicle transit service rate and the business electric vehicle charging service rate. Evergy expects electric vehicle charging to potentially reduce customer costs overall, resulting from spreading the utility’s fixed costs among more users.

Currently, the company owns more than 900 public charging stations through the Clean Charge Network (CCN). Evergy will be allowed to submit the costs of rebates, customer education, and administration of these new plans for its next rate case.