KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has been nationally recognized for its energy conservation programs. Highlights of the programs include:
• 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
• 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
• 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.