Letter to the editor: Is this justice?

To the editor:

I signed the Westar Solar Interconnection Agreement in the spring of 2014 that said my solar system would be operated as Annual Net Metering. Westar offered the Interconnection Agreement to me and I had no part in creating it. I signed the agreement trusting that we would both abide by the agreement.

Then on July 1, 2014, Westar changed its Interconnection Agreement to Monthly Net Metering. This was approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission, who has authority over Westar.

Westar made more changes to the Interconnection Agreements in October 2015 and October 2018 with the KCC approval. These changes were not for the benefit of the solar customers who had signed agreements in good faith that the agreements would be honored.

When the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in April 2020 that the demand charges that Westar had added in 2018 were illegal, why did the Interconnection Agreement not revert back to the agreement prior to October of 2018, without the demand charges? Who enforces Westar, now Evergy, to obey the Supreme Court? I pay my “basic service fee” of $14.50 every month just like my neighbors, even if my solar system overproduces in the month.

Is this justice in Kansas?

Bill Wood,



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