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Kansas City Power & Light sets record peak demand

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 25, 2003 — Customers of Kansas City Power & Light set a record peak demand for the consumption of electricity Thursday, August 21.

The all-time one-hour peak reached 3,610 MW between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. at a downtown temperature of 105 degrees.

This eclipsed the previous record of 3488 megawatts, which occurred on Monday, August 18, 2003, between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. at a downtown temperature of 103 degrees.

A growing customer base and continuing heat contributed to the new peak.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCP&L (www.kcpl.com) is an integrated regulated provider of electricity in the Midwest. KCP&L is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP – News), a holding company for three business units: KCP&L; Strategic Energy LLC, an energy management company providing load aggregation and power supply coordination; and KLT Gas Inc., a subsidiary specializing in coal bed methane exploration and development.