Kansas City, MO, April 17, 2007 — Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, announced it is seeking bids to develop up to 400 MW of wind generation in Missouri and/or Kansas. KCP&L will assess proposals to add a minimum of 100 MW in 2008 and up to an additional 300 MW from 2009 through 2012. The company’s first wind project, The Spearville Wind Energy Facility in Spearville, Kansas, became operational in 2006.
The request for proposals (RFP) invites firms to submit proposals that would fulfill the requirements as set forth in the RFP. Proposals for Kansas sites should follow the guidelines prescribed by the Kansas Energy Council. The guidelines discuss concerns including consideration that should be given to residents and natural resources in and near potential wind power sites.
A complete copy of the request for proposals, along with a notice of intent form, is available on KCP&L’s web site at www.kcpl.com. Proposals are due June 15, 2007, at which time KCP&L will begin reviewing the submissions.
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