KCP&L Strikes Deal On Efficiency Projects

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Kansas City Power & Light will commit to invest about $19 million in energy-efficiency projects during the next 18 months, a move that the Sierra Club says will help reduce the utility’s reliance on coal-fired power plants. KCP&L, the Public Service Commission’s staff and other stakeholders led by the Sierra Club reached an agreement that would increase the utility’s investment in energy efficiency. If approved by the PSC, KCP&L will offer 12 energy-efficiency programs to residential and commercial customers as soon as July, a company spokeswoman said. The Sierra Club and its allies have called on KCP&L to ramp up its energy-efficiency efforts under the 2009 Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act — a law that provides incentives to utilities that pursue such programs rather than build new power plants.

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