The project, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will demonstrate standards-based interoperability between the MDMS and other KCP&L SmartGrid systems.

Siemens will provide offer configuration, testing and integration services into KCP&L’s information technology systems.

In addition to the integration of eMeter EnergyIP, KCP&L’s SmartGrid project includes Siemens Smart-Substation controller and Spectrum Power distribution management system (DMS).

The Smart-Substation controller provides an intelligent substation information technology platform to enable real-time substation and feeder automation, Volt/VAr control and demand management.

The Spectrum Power DMS facilitates operations information management and security.