Kansas Fears Westar Retro Surge Pricing

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Kansas solar advocates shine light on Westar's plan for retroactive rate hike

A public hearing on Westar Energy's rate change proposal Tuesday night exposed a burning desire among consumers to oppose a retroactive surge in the cost assessed by the Topeka-based electric utility to accommodate private power generation with solar panels.The fees represent a modest element of the company's plan to increase retail rates by $52 million by February 2019 and to move ahead with a merger with Great Plains Energy still pending before Missouri and Kansas regulators.The audience at