September 19, 2008

Great Plains Energy Presenting at Merrill Lynch Power and Gas Leaders Conference

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) announced today that Terry Bassham, Executive Vice President and CFO, will be presenting at the Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:15 a.m. EDT.

An audio-only webcast link and presentation materials will be made available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at The presentation will consist of an overview of the Company, followed by an informal question and answer session. Participants are encouraged to log on at least five minutes prior to the start of the presentation.

A replay of the webcast and the presentation slides will also be available on the Great Plains Energy website in the "Investor Relations" section under "Webcasts & Presentations."

About Great Plains Energy:

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and Aquila, Inc. (doing business as KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company), two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and Aquila use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at: or