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Kansas City Power & Light Partners With Siemens for Smart Grid Demonstration Project

SAN DIEGO Feb. 2, 2011 Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has selected Siemens to implement Smart Grid technology innovations to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a comprehensive Smart Grid solution. The project includes the Siemens Smart-Substation™ controller, which enables intelligent substations, and the Siemens Spectrum Power™ Distribution Management System (DMS), which facilitates operations information management and security.

Missouri Kansas City, Missouri

This key demonstration project encompasses the pertinent aspects of a Smart Grid. It includes four major components: distribution network management, distribution network automation, distributed energy resource and demand response management. It will utilize an advanced two-way metering infrastructure, meter data management, demonstration of time-of-use pricing and state-of-the-art customer end-use tools. In addition, hybrid electric vehicle charging, utility-scale battery storage and roof-top solar technology will provide the basis for enabling and managing renewable and sustainable energy resources within the project area. The project represents a substantial step forward in establishing interoperable end-to-end Smart Grid solutions based on existing and proposed National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.

Mike Deggendorf

The project includes the Siemens Smart-Substation™ controller that provides an intelligent substation information technology platform to enable real-time substation and feeder automation, Volt/VAr control and demand management. The controller will integrate a variety of feeder devices from multiple vendors using the international substation standard IEC 61850 to provide improved data availability, increased flexibility and interoperability.

The Siemens Spectrum Power™ Distribution Management System (DMS) will facilitate operations information management and security, in real-time, coordinating control center supervision with smart substation and feeder automation. The DMS will be integrated with a number of KCP&L’s existing and planned systems, including geographic information systems (GIS), meter data management system (MDMS), distributed energy resource management (DERM) and others.

Thierry Godart North America

Smart Grid

Siemens Energy Sector September 30 EUR25.5 billion EUR30.1 billion EUR3.6 billion September 30, 2010

About KCP&L

Kansas City, Mo.

SOURCE Siemens Energy, Inc.

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