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Evergy Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day with New PAYS Program
Customers can lower and monitor their bill with energy efficiency upgrades and energy alerts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – October 6, 2021 – In connection with Energy Efficiency Day, Evergy is launching its new Pay As You Save program (PAYS®) for Missouri customers. The PAYS program is designed to help customers lower their bill through energy efficiency upgrades with little to no upfront costs. 

Customers sign up for a free home energy assessment to identify upgrades that save energy. If the home is eligible for energy efficiency upgrades, customers will receive a customized plan outlining improvements available – such as insulation, duct repairs or a new heating and cooling system. Evergy will pay most or all upfront costs for the energy efficient upgrades, while the customer will repay the cost through a fixed monthly charge on their current Evergy bill. Since the new energy efficient equipment saves money by using less, a customer’s bill could be lower than before, even while paying off the upgrade each month.

Additionally, to help customers understand and manage their energy usage, Evergy has launched new Weekly Energy Analysis emails and High Bill Alerts to Missouri and Kansas customers. The energy alerts help customers understand and monitor their energy usage. Customers signed up will receive weekly personalized energy usage emails. Customers can also sign up for High Bill Alert emails to get notified if their bill is projected to be higher than normal.

Overall, more than 270,000 Missouri residents participate in Evergy energy efficiency programs. More than 74,000 homes have been powered with energy saved and more than 2,200 businesses have been impacted.  In total, 900,000,000 kWh of electricity has been saved since 2013. 

Evergy features several other energy efficiency programs for Missouri customers including:

Customers can receive up to a $700 rebate when upgrading to a qualifying energy-efficient heating or cooling system through Evergy’s  AC Rebate program. By upgrading to a high-efficiency replacement unit, customers can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.

Evergy’s popular Thermostat program offers customers the ability to control and monitor energy usage from anywhere through a free or discounted smart thermostat, plus a free Google Home Mini is included with purchase of a Google Nest until November 30, 2021.

Evergy’s Energy Analyzer program is designed to find the biggest opportunities for home energy savings by identifying what uses the most energy in a customer’s house. The program will provide views of energy usage trends, practical tips for saving energy, and compare energy usage with neighbors – customized to a customer’s home and lifestyle.

LED light bulbs use up to 90% less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. Not only will customers save energy every day, but they also enjoy the added convenience of changing bulbs much less frequently. When a customer buys their next LED light bulb from participating retailers (in Missouri only), savings are seen instantly - up to $4.

Evergy’s energy efficiency programs are currently available to Missouri customers. Evergy is preparing to propose similar programs for our Kansas customers. Our proposal will be subject to review and approval by the Kansas Corporation Commission. 

About Evergy, Inc.
Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. We were formed in 2018 when long-term local energy providers KCP&L and Westar Energy merged. We generate nearly half the power we provide to homes and businesses with emission-free sources. We support our local communities where we live and work, and strive to meet the needs of customers through energy savings and innovative solutions.

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