KCP&L Calls Solar Subsidies Unfair, Wants Rebate Suspension

Solar panels | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Solar panels | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Kansas City Power & Light asked regulators for permission to suspend rebates for Missouri customers who install solar systems at their homes or businesses and cap the payout at $21 million. The incentive has been far more popular than the utility expected — the rebates surged from $350,000 in 2010 to $12 million in 2012 and a projected $51 million this year. The program, according to the filing, has become an unfair burden on those who don’t take advantage of the rebates. All customers pay for the rebates in rates and other associated costs.

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