KCP&L, an investor-owned utility headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is using Coulomb’s ChargePoint Network to access essential electric vehicle charging station data collected for a three-year pilot program in and around the Kansas City region. The program consists of eight diverse program-partner EV charging sites, including community college, hospital, manufacturing plant, corporate office, municipal and retail locations. The charging network is used to gather data from EV drivers including usage, number of charging events, number of kilowatt hours used and how it translates to greenhouse gas savings.

KCP&L serves more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas counties. KCP&L selected Coulomb distributor Carbon Day Automotive and its local reseller LilyPad EV to install the 10 EV charging stations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

KCP&L’s pilot project is funded by U.S. Department of Energy award DE-EE0002538, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant project awarded to the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC). KCP&L is working with the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition, a program of MEC, to administer the grant.

ChargePoint Network provides access to essential charging station data. It includes: a web-based application that lets KCP&L customize its EV charging operations to measure and manage its success, 24/7 driver support, and access to the largest and most brand-loyal network of EV drivers in the world.