KCP&L proposes energy efficiency programs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Power & Light is proposing to focus more on energy efficiency programs.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/v1VtuW) the plans include rebates for commercial and residential customers who buy energy-efficient equipment and for getting rid of inefficient air conditioners and refrigerators. According to a proposal filed with the Public Service Commission, the power company would spend $25 million per year on efficiency.

Customers may pay more initially because of upfront costs, but electric rates are expected to decline over time.

The power company says 60 percent of the savings would be passed to customers, with the rest staying with the utility.

Missouri lawmakers in 2009 approved legislation that allows utility investments to cut energy use to be treated the same as expenses to deliver electricity.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com


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