Landis+Gyr announced project and contract updates involving metering deployments at Evergy subsidiaries, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and Westar Energy.
Westar recently completed installation of Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream AMI solution, deploying an RF mesh network and meters for 700,000 electric services in the eastern third of Kansas, upgrading and replacing their first-generation smart meter deployment.
KCP&L is continuing work that supports an expansion of their managed services contract with Landis+Gyr, signed earlier this year. That contract extends the service agreement to 2034 and includes the addition of 180,000 advanced meters.
The Westar advanced meter deployment, which started in 2014, was completed ahead of schedule. Landis+Gyr is providing both the network and related software as services to the Evergy utilities, including dedicated onsite personnel.
Under terms of the new services contract, which includes a 16-year extension to the utility’s managed services contract, KCP&L will expand advanced metering beyond the Kansas City metro area beginning in 2019, and cover more rural areas of the utility’s service territory in Missouri and Kansas.
Landis+Gyr will complete installation of network components at KCP&L early in 2019 to provide coverage for the new FOCUS AX-SD and S4x meters. The meter deployment will take place over a two-year period.