KCP&L http://kcur.org en Thousands Still Without Power Across Kansas City Metro http://kcur.org/post/thousands-still-without-power-across-kansas-city-metro <p><strong>Updated, 1:30 p.m. </strong></p><p>According to an update on the KCP&amp;L website: "We have restored nearly 90 percent of our affected customers. During the span of the storm, we had approximately 73,000 customers without power...Currently, we have approximately 6,500 customers remaining without power."</p><p><em>Our original post continues here:</em></p><p>Although there were no serious injuries reported in Monday night’s severe storms, rain and powerful wind gusts knocked out power for thousands across the Kansas City metropolitan area.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:54:52 +0000 Ben Palosaari 58533 at http://kcur.org Thousands Still Without Power Across Kansas City Metro KCP&L: KC Would See No Pause In Solar Rebates http://kcur.org/post/kcpl-kc-would-see-no-pause-solar-rebates <p></p><p>Kansas City Power and Light says it has tried to ease the sting of its request to Missouri regulators for suspension of some popular solar rebates.&nbsp; The stated utility plan would keep the bulk of Kansas City inside payment territory.</p><p>The request to the Missouri Public Service Commission earlier this month asked some suspension of solar paybacks take effect September 3. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There was a swift outcry over the payments mandated by law.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program grew out&nbsp; of a 2008 statewide referendum.</span></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:36:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40239 at http://kcur.org Protest Of Proposed Solar Rebate End By Kansas City Utility http://kcur.org/post/protest-proposed-solar-rebate-end-kansas-city-utility <p></p><p>A Kansas City-based alternative energy company will protest a request by KCP&amp;L to stop giving solar rebates in Missouri. The utility calculates the rebates are too costly.</p><p>The program is an outgrowth of 2008 passage of Proposition C to support a renewable energy standard. It required utilities to start offering solar rebates in 2010 and indefinitely. &nbsp;</p><p>KCP&amp;L argued funds have been depleted, and t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he utility has requested permission to stop offering solar rebates after September 3.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40034 at http://kcur.org Protest Of Proposed Solar Rebate End By Kansas City Utility Power Outages Diminish As Crews Labor Into Monday http://kcur.org/post/power-outages-diminish-crews-labor-monday <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 10:15 a.m&nbsp;</span>Storms Aftermath Shows Power Restoration:</strong></p><p>Utility troubleshooters from KCP&amp;L have restored a large portion of service to harder hit areas. The utility’s web site indicated the Raytown area had 237 outages just after 10 a.m.</p><p>Six hours earlier there were 4500 without electricity. Missouri outages of more than one hundred customers in other area districts and cities include:</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:14:01 +0000 Dan Verbeck & Briana O'Higgins 37036 at http://kcur.org Power Outages Diminish As Crews Labor Into Monday Electric Surcharge Bill Stalls In Missouri Senate http://kcur.org/post/electric-surcharge-bill-stalls-missouri-senate <p></p><p>Legislation has stalled in the Missouri Senate that would allow investor-owned electric companies to charge consumers for infrastructure improvements.</p><p>Opponents argued that Ameren Missouri, Empire District and Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&amp;L)&nbsp;make enough money to pay for improvements without levying an Infrastructure System Replacement&nbsp;Surcharge (ISRS) on their customers.&nbsp; Several Senators are blocking the measure, including Republican Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:08:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36064 at http://kcur.org Electric Surcharge Bill Stalls In Missouri Senate Including Power Utilities In Command Center Boosted Snowstorm Fight-ability http://kcur.org/post/including-power-utilities-command-center-boosted-snowstorm-fight-ability <p>Some of the first aftermath data from two major and back-to-back winter snow storms is filtering out of Kansas City city&nbsp;hall.&nbsp; Adding two agencies to the Emergency Operations Center was counted as a positive to the Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee of the Council.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Those private or quasi-private operations served public transit and distribution of electrical power.</p><p>The Ops nerve center stayed open 24 hours in the storm of February 21, another 30 hours during&nbsp; last week’s heavy, wet snow.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:26:32 +0000 Dan Verbeck 33077 at http://kcur.org Including Power Utilities In Command Center Boosted Snowstorm Fight-ability Power Outages Reduced From Kansas City Region Snow Storm http://kcur.org/post/power-outages-reduced-kansas-city-region-snow-storm <p>Kansas City area residents have fought their way out of a second major snowstorm in less than a week. Some areas got upwards of a foot of new snow. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:44:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32627 at http://kcur.org Power Outages Reduced From Kansas City Region Snow Storm Power Loss Plagues Parts Of KC Region After 13-Inch Snowfall http://kcur.org/post/power-loss-plagues-parts-kc-region-after-13-inch-snowfall <p>This snowstorm brought the added burden of power outages, so wet and heavy it tore down trees and lines. There was a heavier snow on the south side of the metro. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:55:13 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32612 at http://kcur.org Power Loss Plagues Parts Of KC Region After 13-Inch Snowfall Downed Limbs Pose Dangers http://kcur.org/post/downed-limbs-pose-dangers <p>The recent run of severe weather has resulted in extensive power outages and downed power lines throughout Kansas City, Mo. Tens of thousands throughout the metro are without power.</p><p>Because of the higher temps this storm (~ 33 degrees), the snow is very moist and heavy, resulting in accumulation on trees and power lines. This accumulation is causing trees and power lines to sag and is a greater risk of downed power lines.</p><p>KCP&amp;L has called in additional personnel and are progressing through restoration.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:26:23 +0000 Maria Carter 32580 at http://kcur.org Downed Limbs Pose Dangers Power Outages Add To Winter Storm Suffering http://kcur.org/post/power-outages-add-winter-storm-suffering <p>An onslaught of winds and continued heavy snowfall&nbsp; are dropping power lines indiscriminately around the Kansas City metro region. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:10:17 +0000 Dan Verbeck 32578 at http://kcur.org Power Outages Add To Winter Storm Suffering KCP&L's Big Battery Aims To Help Spark Midtown Resurgence http://kcur.org/post/kcpls-big-battery-aims-help-spark-midtown-resurgence <p>KCP&amp;L’s new “Smartgrid Innovation Park” is parked between the back wall of a pretty downtrodden, urban core grocery store, and an old humming electric substation. A fancy new brick and rot iron fence guards, not a McMansion, but what looks like a semi-truck trailer, on concrete pillars.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:08:16 +0000 Frank Morris 25929 at http://kcur.org KCP&L's Big Battery Aims To Help Spark Midtown Resurgence Council Members Comment on P & L District Subsidy http://kcur.org/post/council-members-comment-p-l-district-subsidy <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c3294f10691-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c3294f10691-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c3294f10691-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-912914.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – City Manager Troy Schulte's comments to the Kansas City Star that the city will have to pay millions of dollars for up to ten years to subsidize Power and Light District TIFs prompted responses from several Kansas City council members Wednesday. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.<br /></p> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:19:06 +0000 Steve Bell 6835 at http://kcur.org Council Members Comment on P & L District Subsidy