This standards-based integration will complement the Smart-Substation and Spectrum Power distribution management system (DMS), the other Siemens’ technologies KCP&L has already chosen. KCP&L says “the Smart-Substation controller provides an intelligent substation information technology platform to enable real-time substation and feeder automation, Volt/VAr control and demand management, while Spectrum Power DMS facilitates operations information management and security.”
The utility also reports it selected Siemens to partner on this project because of its standards-based implementation processes and reputation for on-time delivery. eMeter was chosen based on its product strength and proven implementations already in the market.
Paul Camuti, Siemens Energy president of Smart Grid Applications, says, “We are delighted that KCP&L chose Siemens and eMeter for our best-in-class Smart Grid delivery and look forward to building a premier Smart Grid demonstration project together. Smart Grid data integration, done properly, is the key to successful implementation, both for the utility and the consumer.”
KCP&L senior vice president of Delivery, Mike Deggendorf, adds: “KCP&L’s SmartGrid demonstration project will serve as the foundation to plan and study the feasibility of a broader roll out of the smart grid technologies. The technology provided by Siemens and eMeter is vital to helping us reach this goal.”
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Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light Company is one of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.kcpl.com.