Interactive Energy Platform

Earn business incentives by helping improve how our region uses energy.

Our Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) program rewards local businesses for using less energy when the surrounding community needs it most.  At the end of the year, KCP&L will reward you with a cash incentive based in your level of participation.

Additional benefits include:

  • Keep energy costs low for all customers by creating savings that reduce future rate increases
  • Heighten visibility into your site(s) usage with detailed, historical data. 
  • Improve power reliability for all customers by helping improve grid performance
  • Reduce environmental impact because the greenest electron is one that’s never produced
  • Support the local economy by providing incentive payments to local businesses rather than out-of-state power producers

How it works

At no cost to you, KCP&L and our implementation partner, Innovari, will provide the necessary tools, technology and services. In return, you agree to allow KCP&L to slightly adjust building temperature and non-essential lighting levels automatically. The changes are with a light touch approach so that your operations are not affected, and they occur for only short periods of time when demand for energy is high. The strategies are by design; you set the parameters for these adjustments. After that, they are dynamically controlled to minimize any noticeable impacts to building operations or comfort. At year’s end, you’ll receive your financial incentive.

How to get started

  • Provide us with your contact information
  • Complete a non-binding site survey approval form and participate in Innovari’s site survey
  • Review Innovari’s recommended program participation options 
  • If you choose to enroll, sign the customer site agreement, which outlines all participation requirements and reward details

The KCP&L-provided Energy Agent, which Innovari installs, interacts with your building-control system to adjust temperature and non-essential lighting. It functions based entirely on parameters you establish. Here’s how:

  • Set your building preferences at any time through our Customer Portal.
  • Energy Agent will lower your building’s energy consumption when energy demand increases.
  • Changes occur automatically and gradually based on the standards you’ve determined – any changes to lighting and temperature are barely noticeable to you and your customers. 
  • Maintain control, knowing you can easily override the Energy Agent with just the push of a button.