KCP&L to retire coal units and consider wind energy

By Michelle Froese Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) announced plans to retire six generating units at the company’s Montrose, Lake Road and Sibley Stations. These actions further the company’s commitment to a sustainable energy future and balanced generation portfolio.
“When these power plants started operation more than 50 years ago, coal was the primary means of producing energy,” said Terry Bassham, President and CEO of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L. “Today, as part of our diverse portfolio, we have cleaner ways to generate the energy our customers need. After considering many options, it is clear that retiring units at Montrose, Lake Road

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