KCP&L Energy Efficiency Programs to Continue and Expand

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Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 8, 2012) — After receiving approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission, KCP&L announces that it will expand its energy efficiency programs for its Greater Missouri Operations customers under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA). 
“We support energy efficiency because it helps keep electricity affordable for everyone,” said KCP&L President and CEO Terry Bassham. “Expanding our programs and commitment to energy efficiency will allow us to directly invest in our customers and community, and we are excited to be moving forward with these programs.” 
Last year KCP&L became the first utility to file under MEEIA with the Missouri Public Service Commission. At that time, KCP&L outlined its plans for five new energy efficiency programs in addition to making several pilot programs—introduced as a part of the company’s Comprehensive Energy Plan in 2005—permanent offerings for customers. 
“Energy efficiency is a game changer for this region,” continued Bassham. “For customers we are now even better equipped to be their trusted energy partner, helping them to manage energy use in their homes and businesses. It also boosts local economic development by creating local work for plumbers, electricians, carpenters and contractors.” 
Many of the current KCP&L pilot programs that are becoming permanent have seen great success like Energy Optimizer, which provides customers with a free programmable thermostat; several energy efficiency rebates; and the Weatherization Assistance Program. 
New programs that will be available include: 
  • Appliance Turn-In: KCP&L will pick up and dispose of older, less-efficient appliances, like refrigerators, from customers’ homes in exchange for $75. 
  • Expanded Rebate Programs: This program offers various rebates to customers who choose to make recommended energy efficient upgrades, without needing an energy audit. 
  • Energy Reports Pilot Program: Energy reports will provide customers with a better, more detailed understanding of how they are using electricity each month and recommend suggestions they can make to use energy more wisely. 
KCP&L plans to offer the new suite of programs to customers as early as the first quarter of 2013. 
About KCP&L: 
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com.