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Kansas City Power & Light Selects OSI Technology for a New Energy Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) to implement a state-of-the-art new Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch™ platform.

KCP&L is an investor-owned, regulated utility that serves more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas counties, with a service area of about 18,000 square miles, 3,000 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of distribution lines and more than 400 substations.

This new EMS system is based on OSI's monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform and includes OSI's next-generation, .NET based Graphical User Interface, large scale SCADA functionality, Generation Management System applications, Transmission Management applications including Advanced Transmission Security Monitoring Analysis functionality, Operator Training Simulator, Interfaces to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Market Operator, interfaces to Oracle Outage Management System, etc. The project has an aggressive timeline, with implementation targeted for second quarter 2015.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the internet at www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com.

OSI (www.osii.com) provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation Systems (SA); Data Warehousing and Historians, as well as individual software and hardware products and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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