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

Jason Geller
(913) 961-7427

 Greg Kopp
(816) 315-9015

Sean'a Padfield
(816) 853-5381

Curtis Robinson
(816) 305-7660


Gretchen Wagner
(816) 678-0154

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 October 1, 83%* of business energy efficiency rebate funds for KCP&L in Missouri have been allocated. Funds are being exhausted at a rate of about 4% per month, and that rate is expected to increase as we approach the end of the program year, March 31, 2019. 

Standard Rebate
By March 15, 2019

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

Custom Incentive—best practice to secure funding
By November 30, 2018

Programmatic requirement

By March 15, 2019

REMEMBER: Pre-approval must be granted before a purchase is made. Meet the November 30, 2018 pre-approval date to give yourself and your customers 90 days to purchase, install and perform any required measurement and verification.

* Average of funds allocated for GMO (82%) and KMO (84%) customers as of October 1, 2018

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 incentives pay a maximum of $0.40/kWh saved and a minimum of $0.06/kWh saved. Incentive is calculated at $550/coincident peak kW saved. The coincident peak of kW is the demand value that is normally recorded on the hottest summer afternoon of the year. 

Both Standard and Custom incentives are capped at 75% of the incremental project costs. 

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 program, big impact

As a reminder, the Small Business Lighting program closed on May 15.

Together, we helped 295 businesses collectively reduce over 9 million kWh—that’s equivalent to eliminating CO2 emissions from 7.6 million pounds of burnt coal. Thank you for the role you played in helping to transform the energy use of small, local businesses.

Please remember, if you have a new lighting project that you would like us to consider for financial incentives, those projects can now be submitted through the Standard or Custom program.