KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT COMPANY

By: Bubbajunk.com


The Kansas City Power and Light Company was founded over a hundred years ago in 1882 and has become one of the Midwest's most affordable energy suppliers and this due only to their leadership in fuel procurement, plant technology and efficient power production and distribution. Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and is a leading regulated provider of energy-related products and services for homes, businesses, industries, and municipalities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The company has its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Power & Light has evolved into a full-service energy provider since its inception in 1882. Their proven reliability and affordable rates have helped build satisfaction among residential and commercial customers in Missouri and Kansas.KCP&L ranks among those utilities offering the lowest average prices for all customer segments and the least number of power interruptions due to outages. To better serve customers, the utility has been a leader in using technologies such as e-commerce and automated meter reading.KCP&L services nearly half a million customers in 24 Missouri and northwestern Kansas counties, thatÂâ€Ã¢„¢s a huge territory of about 4,600 square miles. Delivering that power requires 1,700 miles of transmission lines, more than 10,000 miles of overhead distribution lines, and approximately 3,400 miles of underground distribution lines.The Company operates eight stations with 25 generating units providing power to into the wholesale market. With over 4,000 megawatts of efficient generation assets in operation or under construction the company is set to surge yet further down the line of progress. Approximately 75 percent of fuel costs are from lower cost coal. By the end of 2003, KCP&L owned and operated utility assets worth 3.3 billion Dollars with total annual revenues of approximately 1.0 billion Dollars.As a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP), KCP&L shares rich resources with Strategic Energy, allowing for the possibilities to broaden their capabilities for the community and their value for shareholders.