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Kansas City Power & Light Issues Request for Proposal for Wind Energy in Missouri and Kansas

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, announced today it is seeking bids to develop up to 400 MW of emission-free, renewable 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.

"Our first venture into wind energy in Spearville is a major success, and we will build on that model, collaborating with all stakeholders, as we increase our renewable portfolio," said Bill Downey, President and CEO of KCP&L. "In addition to Spearville, we will be reviewing other sites in both Missouri and Kansas."

The company's Spearville Wind Energy Facility began supplying renewable, clean energy to KCP&L customers in October 2006 and provides enough power to meet the annual needs of 33,000 households. Projects like Spearville have also provided a valuable economic boost to the rural areas where they are located.

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 Proposals are due June 15, 2007, at which time KCP&L will begin reviewing the submissions.

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