Demand Response Incentive

Earn financial incentives by strategically reducing energy use on peak days.

Two coworkers examining digital signage showing their company's energy savingsKCP&L’s Demand Response Incentive rewards customers who agree to reduce their electrical load during high-demand days. This is a great opportunity to use incentive payments and energy cost savings to boost profit margins, achieve sustainability goals and fund other company projects or initiatives. 

How It Works

Demand Response Incentive participants work with KCP&L to identify electrical load that can be eliminated, or “curtailed”, during critical demand periods—typically the hottest summer days. We can help you determine which demand reduction strategies work best for your unique business needs, but common ways to reduce kW usage include:

  • Shifting non-critical activities and energy usage to off-peak times
  • Reducing cooling loads by adjusting the temperature a couple of degrees
  • Shutting down equipment when not in use
  • Dimming lights where safety will not be impacted

In return, participants earn $32.50 per kW they agree to curtail, and the program also helps the larger community in several ways:

  • Delays the necessity of building more power generation plants
  • Creates savings that reduce future rate increases
  • Supports the local economy by paying companies that participate instead of purchasing power from an out-of-state producer
  • Reduces environmental impact, because the greenest kilowatt is the kilowatt never produced

Calculate Your Incentive

In addition to earning $32.50 per kW you agree to curtail, you also earn an additional incentive for each curtailment event. As you can see in the below example, incentives can add up quickly for your business.

Who Can Participate?

We are accepting new enrollments for customers in our GMO service area that can reduce their electrical load by 25 kW or more. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.