Eudora looks to offer net metering

The Eudora city staff will prepare an ordinance that would allow residents to benefit from the excess sustainable electrical energy they produce.

The Eudora City Commission had a workshop on the issue at its Monday meeting after receiving a request from a resident who intends to install solar panels on his home. In a 2009 compromise reached between then-Gov. Mark Parkinson and the Sunflower Electrical Power Corp., Kansas investor-owned utilities are required to purchase from customers excess power produced from solar or wind sources.

Municipal utilities and rural cooperatives were exempted from the requirement, but Parkinson did encourage them to voluntarily offer net metering as well, city commissioners were told.

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