Commercial Trade Ally Resources

Grow your business with energy-efficiency rebates.

KCP&L offers a wide range of rebates designed to help your Missouri business customers complete energy- and money-saving projects. This provides contractors like you with the opportunity to close more sales and secure more business. 

Interested in becoming a KCP&L-Authorized Trade Ally?

To be eligible to offer KCP&L rebates to your business customers, you will need to:

1. Complete and submit the Trade Ally Participation Agreement that applies to your business type:

2. Complete the required program training. This typically takes one hour and helps set you up for success in offering our rebates to your customers. Contact your local outreach representative below to discuss your training options. 

Find your local outreach representative

Your dedicated outreach representative can help you become an authorized Trade Ally, arrange for training and answer any program questions you encounter.

Amie Clarke
(816) 674-8026

Curtis Robinson
(816) 305-7660

 Greg Kopp
(816) 315-9015

Gretchen Wagner
(816) 678-0154


Jason Geller
(913) 961-7427

Available rebates: Standard and Custom

KCP&L offers  Business Energy Efficiency rebates to Missouri customers—Standard and Custom. More information on each type of rebate is provided below. We can also help you decide which rebates make the most sense for your customers.

Tick tock: Complete projects as soon as possible 

As of February 1, 91%* of business energy efficiency rebate funds for KCP&L in Missouri have been allocated. Best practice to secure funding is to get your project(s) completed ASAP. 

Remember, equipment purchased during this cycle must be installed with paperwork submitted by March 15, 2019.

Standard Rebate
By March 15, 2019

  • Install complete for qualifying equipment
  • Submit application along with required supporting documentation

Custom Incentive
By March 15, 2019

REMEMBER: Pre-approval must be granted before a purchase is made. 

* Average of funds allocated for GMO (85%) and KMO (97%) customers as of February 1, 2019

Standard Rebates

Standard rebates are available for a wide range of equipment including LED and fluorescent lighting, water heating, refrigeration, air compressors and more.

Standard rebates do not require pre-approval. Simply ensure that the equipment you are selling and installing qualifies for a KCP&L Standard rebate and submit the Standard application along with required supporting documentation:

Custom Rebates

Custom rebates are available for projects not included in Standard rebates. Example Custom projects include, but are not limited to new construction; HVAC optimization and equipment upgrades; motors, drives and pumps; building controls; and refrigeration projects. 

Custom rebates pay a maximum of $0.40/kWh saved and a minimum of $0.06/kWh saved. They are calculated at $550/coincident peak kW saved.Use the char below to identify your associated equivalent of $/kWh saved based on end use and estimate your incentive.

End Use
(Eligible Measures)
$/kWh Saved Incentive Rate
 Air Compressor
(Compressed Air Optimization or Upgrades)
 Building Shell
(Insulation above Code, Windows)
(Kitchen Demand Ventilation Controls)
 Cooling—Unitary AC
(Chiller Replacement, Custom Packaged RTU, Heat Pump, PTAC, PTHP, DX Units)
 Cooling and Optimization
(Cooling Tower Replacement, Chiller Plant Optimization, Air Optimization/Balancing, Building Optimization, CO Monitoring (Parking Garages), Constant Air Volume to Variable Air Volume Conversion, Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems, Heating Recovery Units, Energy Management System)
 Cooling and Optimization without Peak Demand Impact
(Economizers, Programmable Thermostats, Setback)
 Exterior Lighting with Peak Demand Impact (Exterior Lighting Measures with Peak Demand Impact)  $0.070
 Electric Heating
(Heat Pump (Heating), Heating Recovery Units (Heating), Boiler, Furnace)
 Interior Lighting
(Interior Lighting Measures)
 Interior Lighting Control
(Interior Lighting Controls)
(High Frequency Chargers, Computer Power Management Software, Advanced Power Strip)
 Motors and Drives
(Variable Speed Drive for Pump or Fan, Motor Drives, High Efficiency Motors)
(Injection Molding Machines, Use Mechanical Agitators instead of Blowers)
(Refrigeration Upgrade)
 Electric Water Heating
(Water Heating)

Note: Customer (and Standard) rebates are capped at 75% of the incremental project costs. In addition, rebates are capped at $500,000 each calendar year, which is determined on a per-customer and per-jurisdiction basis. The cap allows $100,000 for Custom rebates and $400,000 for Standard rebates. 

Please note that Custom Rebates require written pre-approval prior to the purchase and installation of equipment/materials. Projects are reviewed to ensure they meet the KCP&L benefit vs. cost analysis, which accounts for energy savings, usage profile and incremental cost.

Review pre-approval steps and anticipated timelines on the Custom rebate page.

10% bonus on non-lighting custom projects
Are your customers wondering whether they should complete custom non-lighting projects now or later? This bonus should make that decision easier. Reach out to learn more and remember to follow pre-approval application requirements and best practices.

RTU instant rebates

No applications, no paperwork, just incentives automatically applied when you purchase an energy efficient RTU.

Contact your participating distributor:

Custom program guidelines

  • Custom rebates are available for existing and new facilities. Customers may apply for individual or multiple efficiency measures within the same facility or across multiple sites.
  • Projects must be pre-approved prior to the purchase and installation of equipment/materials.
  • Projects must be completely installed and operational no later than 90 days from the pre-approval notice date, unless otherwise noted. 
  • A complete custom final application must be received by the Program no later than 120 days from pre-approval notice date, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Pre-approval rebates are granted and funds are reserved according to your original submittal.Scope changes can impact your rebate, up to and including project ineligibility. 
  • Many pre-approval notifications include specific contingencies that must be met. Failure to comply with stated contingencies can impact your rebate, up to and including project ineligibility. 
  • A post installation inspection may be required to verify installation completion and validate project energy savings. 
  • The rebate will be issued after the successful completion of the project, final engineering review has been conducted, and the final approval notice has been issued.

Note: Rebates are capped at $500,000 each calendar year, which is determined on a per-customer and per-jurisdiction basis. The cap allows $100,000 for custom rebates and $400,000 for standard rebates per year. Additional funding can be negotiated utilizing the Block Bidding program.