Kansas City Power & Light Recognized For Conservation Programs
• At 15,000 houses, the utility has installed free programmable thermostats that it can remotely control to reduce electricity demand for limited amounts of time on the hottest days. KCP&L hopes to install at least 12,000 more thermostats in the coming year.
• Large commercial customers have shifted some production to off-peak times.
• The utility recently unveiled a program to pay up to $850 toward installing a new, energy-efficient air conditioning and heating system in existing houses.
• KCP&L will have financial incentives that will encourage builders to install the most efficient appliances and equipment in new homes.
• Rebates are given to customers for using compact fluorescent light bulbs.
• An online Home Energy Analyzer program for residential customers tracks energy use and provides ways to improve efficiency. (More information is available at www.kcpl.com.)
According to a company spokesperson, KCP&L’s goal is to cancel out the annual projected growth of demand for its electricity. Early signs indicate that KCP&L’s programs have cut electricity demand by 30 percent more than initially predicted.
Publication date: 10/29/2007