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Host Marty Rosenberg talks with Chuck Caisley who is the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs & the Chief Customer Officer at Evergy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light.

Kansas City has become one of the fastest-growing EV markets in the nation. Mr. Caisley explains the utility’s thinking, what it means for rapid renewable growth, the financial nitty-gritty behind it, why its a win-win-win situation, and how EV charging is like a visit to McDonald's.

About Chuck Caisley
Mr. Caisley leads the Energy Solutions and Public Affairs areas with responsibility for the company's small-scale generation projects, energy products and services, energy efficiency and demand response portfolio, community and customer strategy, communications, marketing, economic development, governmental affairs and public relations.



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