Kansas City Power & Light - Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

February 21, 2012


The Commercial and Industrial Program for Kansas customers has ended while future options for demand-side management and energy efficiency programs are evaluated.

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) provides financial incentives for commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of eligible facilities. Rebates are available for custom energy-saving measures in new or existing buildings. All custom rebates are individually determined and analyzed to ensure that they pass the Societal Benefit/Cost Test. Any measure that is pre-qualified (evaluated prior to being installed) must produce a Societal Benefit/Cost test result of 1.0 or higher. Custom rebates are calculated as the lesser of the following:

  • A buydown to a two year payback
  • 50% of the incremental cost

Custom rebates are limited during the first 6 months to a set of maximum amounts provided on KCP&L's web site, which vary according to the size of the business and whether the building is new or existing.

Prescriptive rebates are offered for a pre-qualified list of energy-efficiency measures including lighting, air conditioning, and motors. These prescriptive rebates are only available to small business customers who are on KCP&L's Small General Service rate (SGS). For more information and applications for various rebates, visit the program's web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://kcpl.programprocessing.com/content/home
Administrator: Kansas City Power & Light
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: T8 Fixtures: $20 - $30/unit
T8 Lamps: $2/unit
T8 Ballasts: $10/unit
High Intensity Fluorescent: $50/unit
Pulse Start Metal Halide: $50/unit
Lighting Power Density: $1/watt
Lighting Controls: $20 - $50/sensor
Air Conditioning: $73/ton - $92/ton, varies by size
Motors: $50/motor - $130/motor, varies by size
Custom measures: the lesser of a buydown to a two year payback, or 50% of the incremental cost.
Maximum Incentive: Maximum custom incentive amount varies from $4,907-$35,142 by business class size and differs among Missouri and Kansas residents.
Equipment Requirements: Any custom measure that is pre-qualified (evaluated prior to being installed) must produce a Societal Benefit/Cost test result of 1.0 or higher
Specific efficiency requirements must be met for prescriptive rebates. See program web site for more information
Lighting Power Density: Lighting Power Density must be reduced 25% to be eligible


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Kansas City Power & Light
Address: P.O. Box 418679
Kansas City MO 64141-9679
Phone: (816) 221-2323
Email: businesscenter@kcpl.com
Name: Kevin Brannan
Address: 1200 Main Street, Floor 30
Kansas City MO 64105
Phone: (816) 654-1680
Email: kevin.brannan@kcpl.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.