Providing safe, reliable and affordable energy has been our mission since the beginning. Every day, we honor our founders' standards: innovation, entrepreneurism and community leadership.

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1876 to 1900: Selling the Idea of Electricity

Four forward-thinking friends believed electricity was more than a novelty. They created the power company that would become KCP&L.
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1901 to 1950: A Utility Company Develops

Through acquisitions, restructuring and name changes, KCP&L entered the 20th century strong, efficient and ready for growth.
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1951 to 1980: Growth Follows Growth

As the Kansas City metropolitan area grew, so did KCP&L. Technological advancements and new generating facilities helped keep pace.
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1981 to Today: Strategic Planning for the 21st Century

KCP&L launched into the 21st century with a reorganization, merger and comprehensive strategic plan for the future.
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Community Impact

KCP&L is devoted to improving the communities we serve through targeted donations and investments, as well as employee volunteerism and leadership.

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Our top priority is earning your trust, and we’re proud to have earned some of the highest industry and community honors along the way.

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