KCP&L Selects PCI GenManager for their Market Operating Software for Multiple Markets in SPP, PJM and MISO

Norman, OK – November 12, 2012 – KCP&L has selected Power Costs, Inc. (PCI) to supply market operating software for multiple markets including Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Integrated Marketplace, PJM and MISO. KCP&L will use PCI GenManager product for managing its day ahead and real time market operations on its assets in the MISO, PJM and upcoming SPP Integrated Market. KCP&L is currently a customer of PCI for the SPP EIS market and has recently purchased PCI’s data warehouse which will seamlessly integrate with all of PCI’s software products.

Jason Hebert, PCI’s Vice President of Professional Services and Sales noted, “KCP&L and PCI have entered into a new long term agreement which will strength our partnership today and in the coming years. KCP&L is on a clear path of becoming a technology leader in the utility space, and we are very happy to be able to assist them on their path.”

“KCP&L is excited to continue its partnership with PCI in preparation for the launch of the Southwest Power Pool Integrated Marketplace,” said Eric Peterson, Director of Supply Resources. “The use of PCI’s data warehouse and business intelligence tools in combination with PCI’s GenManager tools positions KCP&L to maximize its participation in the day-ahead, real-time and reserve markets of various RTO markets and in particular, in the Southwest Power Pool.”

KCP&L is a premier client of PCI’s and is currently using PCI GenManager for EIS market, GenPortal, GenTrader and Transmission Settlements for the SPP market. KCP&L and PCI will be working together to prepare for the upcoming SPP Integrated Marketplace through 2014.

KCP&L is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and a leading regulated provider of energy-related products and services for homes, businesses, industries and municipalities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. In national comparisons, KCP&L ranks among those utilities offering the lowers average prices for all customer segments and the least number of power interruptions due to outages. For more information, please visit www.kcpl.com.
Power Costs, Inc. (PCI) is the leading provider of generation supply management and optimization software to energy focused companies. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Fred Lee, PCI continues to develop power industry software solutions, superior customer support and value-added services for top-tier energy customers. Over half of all power generation in the United States implements PCI software solutions. PCI is based in Norman, Oklahoma and is a privately held company. To learn more about PCI, please visit Powercosts.com.
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