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Great Plains Energy Chairman and CEO, Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light Mike Chesser
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  • Long range planning great sign for the future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO


    KCP&L has committed to constructing a large efficient generating station to supply customers with efficient reliable service to its customers. This large capital investment will help maintain the value of the company for a long time to come assuming Congress and the President don’t destroy the power industry with CO2 cap and trade legislation. Great thing about this industry and in particular this company, just less than 1/2 are near retirement offering plenty of room for career growth.


    The company has been in a constant state of flux over the last 8 years. The industry has been up and down several times impacting all power companies but also during this period KCP&L has taken over 300,000 new customers (through acquisition), hundreds of new employees, the construction of a new generating unit and moving the corporate head quarters. This makes it difficult for one to know who to turn to for information.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, communication, communication...Need to keep employees abreast of changes. More information from immediate supervisors is most important. Stick with the long range planning. Too many companies are interested in short term profits and forget that they need to stay in business for the next decade...century, etc. I won't be retiring in the next 10 years and would still like to have a place to go to work.

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Fortune 500 , Fortune, 2015

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Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (GXP)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Great Plains Energy is sweeping the fruited plains with electric power. The holding company serves about 823,200 electricity customers in almost 50 counties in Missouri and eastern Kansas through regulated utility Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (which serves customers in Missouri through Missouri Public Service and St. Joseph Light & Power). The utility company has more than 6,600 MW of primarily coal-fired generating capacity. Great Plains Energy has exited most of its deregulated businesses in order to ... More

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