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Kansas City Power and Light (Green Impact Zone SmartGrid Demonstration)
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Lead Organization:
Kansas City Power & Light Company
HQ Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Project Contact Information:
 Darshan Goswami

1201 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Project Summary:

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and its partners is demonstrating an end-to-end SmartGrid —built around a major SmartSubstation with a local distributed control system based on IEC 61850 protocols and control processors—that includes advanced generation, distribution, and customer technologies. Co-located renewable energy sources, such as solar and other parallel generation, will be placed in the demonstration area and will feed into the energy grid. The demonstration area consists of ten circuits served by one substation across two square miles with 14,000 commercial and residential customers. Part of the demonstration area contains the Green Impact Zone, 150 inner-city blocks that suffers from high levels of unemployment, poverty, and crime. Efforts in the Green Impact Zone will focus on training residents to implement weatherization and energy efficiency programs to reduce utility bills, conserve energy, and create jobs. KCP&L’s SmartGrid program will provide area businesses and residents with enhanced reliability and efficiency through real-time information about electricity supply and demand. It will enable customers to manage their electricity use and save money.


- KCP&L Corporate LAN & Fiber WAN
- DataRaker Meter Data Analysis SW license
- Midtown Substation12kv equipment
- Distribution Grid 12kv poles, wires, and equipment

Targeted Benefits:

-Energy efficiency improved
-Energy costs reduced
-Power reliability increased
-Greenhouse gases reduced
-Energy security strengthened

Additional Information:

For more information about the project, please refer to:
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/project/kansas_city_power_and_light_green_impac...

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