KCP&L Storm Restoration Efforts Update

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KCP&L CONTINUES TO WORK TO RESTORE POWER THROUGHOUT THE REGION 
More than 90% of customers affected by outages have been restored 
 
Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2013) — Late Monday night, Winter Storm Rocky made its way into KCP&L’s service territory, bringing with it heavy, wet snow and high winds, resulting in hundreds of thousands of customers without power for utilities throughout the Midwest. KCP&L crews worked all day Tuesday, overnight last night and will work today to continue restoring power to customers affected by this storm. 
 
Total, more than 106,000 KCP&L customers lost power during the storm. As of 6:00 am on Wednesday, more than 96,000 customers (more than 90% who lost power), had been restored. More than 600 KCP&L linemen, tree crews and contract crews were called in to assist with restoration efforts. In addition, linemen from Iowa and St. Louis will assist with restoration efforts on Wednesday. 
 
KCP&L crews are now in the phase of the storm where they are restoring smaller groups of customers and even single outage issues. Line crews and support staff will continue to work around the clock until power is restored to all customers. 
 
For customers who are experiencing a power outage, please call 1-888-LIGHTKC (1-888-544-4852)(1-888-544-4852) to report the outage. If you have access to the internet, visit the KCP&L Storm Center at www.kcpl.com/stormcenter for storm information and additional safety tips or visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/KCPLConnect. 
 
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.