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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Evergy Inc.
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol EVRG)
Headquartered in: Missouri
Major Industry: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: utilities
Penalty total since 2000$531,087,168
Number of records: 18
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$509,431,6205
employment-related offenses$19,832,5325
competition-related offenses$1,753,8362
safety-related offenses$49,1805
miscellaneous offenses$20,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$509,431,6205
benefit plan administrator violation$19,750,0002
energy market violation$1,753,8362
labor relations violation$82,5323
workplace safety or health violation$49,1805
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Westar Energyenvironmental violation2010EPA$509,000,000
Aquila, Inc.benefit plan administrator violation2007private lawsuit-federal$10,500,000
Westar Energybenefit plan administrator violation2006private lawsuit-federal$9,250,000
WESTAR ENERGY, INCenvironmental violation2010EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $3,000,000
Westar Energy, Inc.energy market violation2013FERC$1,573,836
KANSAS CITY POWER AND LIGHTenvironmental violation2004EPA$407,788
Westar Energy, Inc.energy market violation2017FERC$180,000
Kansas City Power & Light Co.labor relations violation2005NLRB$52,000
Aquila, Inc.labor relations violation2009NLRB$20,000
Westar Energy, Inc.campaign finance violation2005FEC$20,000
KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT CO.workplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$16,800
KANSAS CITY POWER AND LIGHT COMPANYenvironmental violation2003EPA$14,332
KANSAS CITY POWER AND LIGHT CO.workplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$13,260
Aquila, Inc.labor relations violation2008NLRB$10,532
KANSAS CITY POWER AND LIGHTenvironmental violation2018EPA$9,500
KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2002OSHA$7,000
GREAT PLAINS ENERGYworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$7,000
EVERGY, INCworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$5,120
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.