Cut back on power use and get zapped with higher electricity bills. Huh?
The Kansas City Star
It makes no sense.
Kansas City Power & Light Co. customers participating in a new energy efficiency program will end up paying more for electricity because they are using less power. The Missouri Public Service Commission has given KCP&L the green light to charge about 300,000 customers in Raytown, Lee’s Summit and parts of southeast Kansas City for the program that encourages energy efficiency and conservation, The Kansas City Star reports today.
The policy creates a disincentive for homeowners, businesses, apartment dwellers and others to try to cutback on electricity use. The utility company also has no reason to worry over keeping up with consumer electricity demands.
Whether the company sells more or less power, it will keep getting paid. Unless power consumers get completely off the grid, they will keep paying through the nose.