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2011-05-23 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) has selected Siemens Energy, Inc. to implement eMeter EnergyIP®, a meter data management system (MDMS) as part of its SmartGrid demonstration project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Using proven, solution-delivery capabilities, Siemens will provide configuration, testing and integration services into KCP&L's information technology systems. The primary...

2011-02-02 09:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has selected Siemens to implement Smart Grid technology innovations to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a comprehensive Smart Grid solution. The project includes the Siemens Smart-Substation(TM) controller, which enables intelligent substations, and the Siemens Spectrum Power(TM) Distribution Management System (DMS), which facilitates operations information management and security. (Logo:...

2009-12-01 08:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- KCP&L has selected Intergraph® smart grid technology for a demonstration project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to improve network operations and efficiency in an economically challenged area of Kansas City, Mo. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081211/DECLOGO) Using Intergraph utilities infrastructure and operations management technology, KCP&L will develop a comprehensive...

2009-03-10 08:02:00

Program Now Features Honeywell UtilityPRO Thermostat, Will Reach 50,000 Additional Customers MINNEAPOLIS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a three-year contract extension to manage the KCP&L Energy Optimizer program, which reduces energy demand when air-conditioning use is at its highest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071030/AQTU029LOGO) As part of the extension, participating customers will now receive the Honeywell...

2008-08-08 12:00:14

An innovative partnership between two Midwestern-based entities -- Sprint (NYSE:S) and Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) -- is setting an example of how businesses can join forces and leverage their commitments to a clean environment through renewable energy. This unique alliance involves KCP&L's Spearville, Kan., Wind Energy Facility, which provides the majority of power to Sprint's 200-acre Overland Park, Kan, campus, along with other Kansas communities. It will be showcased...

2008-07-15 09:01:21

Great Plains Energy, a public utility holding company, has acquired Aquila, an integrated electric and natural gas utility. Aquila's Missouri electric utility business will operate under the brand name of Great Plains Energy's subsidiary, KCP&L. Savings resulting from the integration of KCP&L and Aquila operations are expected to generate approximately $198 million of customer savings by 2013, and $547 million by 2017. These savings will be passed on to customers and will help...

2008-07-15 03:00:34

By Steve Everly and Mark Davis, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 15--The last remnants of long-struggling Aquila Inc. were split up Monday, but not before its board of directors granted its chief executive officer a parting gift. It was disclosed last year that Richard Green Jr. would receive about $3.5 million in severance pay plus a pension if Great Plains Energy Inc. completed its deal to buy Aquila. The deal was completed early Monday. Then, late in the day, the company made a...

2008-07-13 06:00:00

By Joe Blumberg, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 13--Local control of electricity moves another step away tomorrow, when Kansas City Power & Light officially takes over Aquila. The city of St. Joseph was willing to spend $245 million in 2005 to grasp that local control of the electric utility, according to bid documents recently obtained by the News-Press through an open records request. It's not known how the city's bid compares to what KCP&L's holding company, Great Plains...

2008-06-17 18:00:38

Show Me Energy Cooperative (SMEC) of Centerview, Missouri has announced the completion of a 150-ton biomass pellet test burn at the Aquila generating facility at Sibley, Missouri. This is the first time for the use of biomass pellets for electrical production in the United States, saving over 253 tons of CO2. The project utilizes Show Me Energy's unique biomass pellets to offset green house gas emissions for electrical production. SMEC biomass pellets are made from non-grain bearing...


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