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CLEAResult Receives 2017 SEPA Power Players Change Agents of the Year Award

Published July 26, 2017

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Award recognizes success of energy efficient smart thermostat program with KCP&L and Nest

AUSTIN, Texas (July 26, 2017) – CLEAResult, a leader in designing and implementing technology-enabled energy programs, in partnership with Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and Nest, today received the 2017 Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Power Players Change Agents of the Year award. The companies were recognized at SEPA’s Grid Evolution Summit in Washington, D.C. for their existing smart thermostat program redesigned to focus on greater energy efficiency and demand management.

"KCP&L, with Nest and CLEAResult, demonstrated an impressive portfolio of technologies challenging the status quo and building on traditional learning in energy efficiency, demand response and distributed energy resources to achieve even smarter technologies," said judge Dora Nakafuji, director of Renewable Energy Planning at Hawaiian Electric Company and SEPA's 2016 Solar Champion. "Their triumvirate has the ultimate do-it attitude."

Now in its ninth year, the SEPA Power Players Awards recognize utilities, their industry partners, individuals and other stakeholders on the front lines of energy transformation in the United States. CLEAResult, Nest and KCP&L were awarded the Change Agents of the Year award for creating a smart thermostat program that shifts the paradigm of how electric utilities, program implementers and technology partners engage with shared customers, which was accomplished while also empowering customers and leveraging emerging technology.

“The SEPA Change Agents of the Year award further validates our continuous efforts to provide our customers with new and easier ways to earn both home and business energy savings,” said Kim Winslow, director of energy solutions at KCP&L. “We are thrilled to receive this award along with our great partners, CLEAResult and Nest.”

“CLEAResult is honored to receive the SEPA Change Agents of the Year award in partnership with Nest and KCP&L,” said Barry Ledford, program manager at CLEAResult. “We strive to continually offer our clients new and innovative ways to save energy and we’re so pleased that this smart thermostat program has saved such significant amounts of energy, helping both the utility and its customers.”

As of January 2017, the smart thermostat program had completed a total of 8,059 thermostat installations – double its original goal. Pre-evaluated savings for the program are estimated at 10 MW of load reduction and 3.7 gigawatt hours of energy savings in nine months.

“KCP&L, Nest and CLEAResult are creating initiatives that will help drive the industry forward and benefit both customers and the grid,” said SEPA President and CEO Julia Hamm. “They’re collectively figuring out how to implement projects necessary to transition the electric power sector to a clean energy future.”

Details about the SEPA Power Players Awards and the list of winners in all categories are available at https://sepapower.org/community/awards/sepa-power-players/winners/.

Read more about the smart thermostat program here https://www.clearesult.com/insights/case-studies/kcpl-thermostat-program-case-study/.

About KCP&L: 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 http://www.kcpl.com

About CLEAResult CLEAResult is the largest provider of energy efficiency programs and services in North America. Through proven strategies tailored to clients’ unique needs and market dynamics, the combined strength of experienced energy experts and technology-enabled service offerings help CLEAResult change the way people use energy for hundreds of utility and business partners. Founded in 2003, CLEAResult is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has close to 3,000 employees in more than 70 cities across the U.S. and Canada. CLEAResult is a portfolio company of General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. For more information, visit clearesult.com.

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