Private Solar, Wind and Net Metering

Customers who produce their own energy from renewable sources can earn a credit on bills.

Whether you turn to wind, solar or some other method of generating your own energy, connecting to the electrical grid doesn’t have to be complicated. We'll help you make it work.
Evergy’s Net Metering service provides for the electrical energy produced by your renewable generating resource to offset the energy we provide during the billing period. For example, if the excess electricity we supply you exceeds the electricity generated by your renewable generating system during a billing period, you will be billed for that net electricity. If the excess electricity generated by your renewable generating system exceeds the electricity we supply you during a billing period, you will be credited for the excess kilowatt-hours with such credit to be applied during that billing period. Customers who installed renewable systems prior to July 1, 2014, remain on the prior net metering agreement, and such credits carry over to subsequent billing periods, with excess credits expiring at the end of each year. Customers who install a renewable energy system after July 1, 2014, are credited for excess generation at the retail rate within the month, and they are paid Evergy's avoided cost for any excess generation at the end of each month. 
Under a parallel generation tariff a customer will pay for 100% of the power delivered to them from the utility. For any customer generation that is exported back to the grid a bill credit will be given at a rate of avoided cost of generation.

How it works

It starts with a net-metering billing arrangement...

  • This allows customers who produce their own energy from renewable sources to earn a credit on electric bills for the extra energy that flows back into our distribution system.
  • Using a special meter, we measure the electricity you generate from solar panels or a wind turbine. That way, we can determine both the electricity you use from the grid (find out more in our video) and the electricity you produce. 
  • The energy you export is used to offset an equal amount of power supplied by Evergy in the billing period. Energy produced in excess of power supplied by Evergy (or net kWh) is credited to your bill at our avoided cost.
  • This amount is less than retail because it reflects only energy—not the generation, transmission, distribution and administrative costs included in retail rates.