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.

Grant Janssen, Northern Region
(314) 422-7385

Amie Clarke, Southern Region
(816) 674-8026

Bridgit Kodenkandath, Small Business Lighting
(508) 762-8120

The Northern Region covers all Trade Allies that are located in and/or serve counties north of the Missouri River and Jackson County (MO). The Southern Region covers all Trade Allies that are located in and/or serve counties south of the Missouri River excluding Jackson County (MO).

Available rebates: Standard and Custom and Small Business Lighting

KCP&L offers  Business Energy Efficiency rebates to Missouri customers—StandardCustom and Small Business Lighting. 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. 

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 HVAC systems; motors, drives and pumps; building controls; and refrigeration projects. 

Custom rebates are calculated at a flat rate of $0.07/kWh saved for lighting projects and $0.10/kWh saved for non-lighting projects.

Projects that generate significant peak demand (kW) savings are rewarded with new bonus rebates. The demand reduction bonus is calculated based on how many coincident peak kW is saved relative to kWh. 

Threshold Bonus
4500–3501 kWh/kW $0.02/kWh saved
3500–3001 kWh/kW $0.03/kWh saved
< 3000=""> $0.04/kWh saved

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.

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.

Small Business Lighting

KCP&L’s Small Business Lighting offering helps small businesses make turnkey energy-efficient lighting improvements. Rebates are paid directly to the authorized Trade Ally and can cover a significant portion of the total project cost. Your customer simply pays the balance.

Contact the outreach team if you are interested in becoming qualified to offer Small Business Lighting rebates.