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Evergy Inc EVRG

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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Would Provide Tailwind to Evergy’s STP Investment

Charles Fishman, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Charles Fishman, CFA |

We are increasing our fair value estimate to $58 per share from $57 for Evergy after President Joe Biden announced a $2 trillion infrastructure investment plan. Biden’s proposal calls for $100 billion to upgrade and expand the U.S. transmission system and produce 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035. However, passage of the plan could be challenging with Democrats holding only small majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate.

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Evergy is a regulated electric utility serving eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Major operating subsidiaries include Evergy Metro, Evergy Kansas Central, Evergy Missouri West, and Evergy Transmission Company. The utility has a combined rate base of approximately $15 billion, about half in Kansas and half split between Missouri and federal jurisdiction. Evergy operates and owns 94% of the 1,200 MW Wolf Creek nuclear plant that supplies about 17% of the company's net generation or purchased power. Coal and natural gas generation supply over 50% of total sales but is declining with planned coal plant retirements. Including purchased power contracts, Evergy gets about 27% of its power from renewables, mostly wind, making it one of the largest wind energy suppliers in the U.S.

1200 Main Street
Kansas City, MO, 64105
T +1 816 556-2200
Sector Utilities
Industry Utilities - Regulated Electric
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type High Yield
Employees 5,133