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Research and Pilot Program

A culture of innovation begins with an investment in our customers and communities.

Evergy supports your energy usage in many ways and figuring out the best way to invest in our customers is important to us because we know it’s important to you. That's why we now have a Research and Pilot Program - a resource for assessing innovative and different ways we can support our customers, aside from our discounts.

Our current pilots include...

Radon Fan Rebate Pilot

The use of radon fans (or inline ventilation fans) that run 24/7 for healthy indoor air comes at a cost of increased energy usage. By installing an energy efficient radon fan in your home you can obtain energy savings for the lifetime of the fan. For a limited time, Evergy is offering a $50 rebate to help lower the cost of purchasing an ENERGY STAR® inline ventilation fan.

Receiving your rebate is simple:

  • To qualify, you must be an Evergy Missouri customer residing in a single-family home
  • Fans qualify for the $50 rebate as long as they are an ENERGY STAR certified and purchased between Sept. 15, 2023 and Dec. 31, 2023
  • Applications must be submitted no later than Dec. 31, 2023

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Zero Energy Ready - New Homes 

The Evergy Zero Energy Ready — New Homes Pilot supports building affordable, super-efficient,  single-family homes within the Evergy Missouri service territory. The program offers technical training and incentives for homes that meet the ENERGY STAR® certified homes requirements and/or the DOE’s Zero Energy Ready requirements.


This pilot is specifically supporting the local Kansas City non-profit organization, Good Samaritans Housing Equity (GSHE), which is currently building 42 high-efficient, zero energy ready homes for low-Income individuals and families. 


This pilot is a limited offer and closed to additional participants. 

Kansas City Low-Income Leadership Assistance Collaborative (KC-LILAC)

KC-LILAC is designed to bring local support resources together to offer the most comprehensive experience for customers who meet the low-income qualifications.

  • Focused in areas of energy efficiency, home health, structural repair and integrity
  • Meant to create a better, more widespread understanding of what is available for the low-income population
  • If you are interested in learning about what resources are available, or would like to see how you can contribute to KC-LILAC, please contact us at 816-414-4500, or

Virtual Energy Management for Small Businesses

Evergy’s Virtual Energy Management for Small Businesses (VEM-SmB) pilot helps customers automate energy and facility management to make their buildings more efficient. This pilot is providing incentives that will cover 100% of the cost for a 3-year subscription-based energy management platform offered by our partner GridPoint. The subscription includes the installation of various measures such as a Smart Building Controller, Smart Thermostat, and an option for Zone or Lighting Controls.

Businesses must meet the following requirements to participate in Evergys’s VEM-SmB program:

  1. Be a Small Business in the Evergy Missouri service territory with 5 or fewer locations
  2. Attend at least one workshop offered by Evergy on optimizing the performance of energy systems in your business

If you are unsure if you qualify or you would like to participate in this pilot, email us at or call 816-772-1021.

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Check out this overview video of GridPoint’s Energy Management system.