Tendril, an energy management technology provider, has been selected for a four-year smart grid demonstration project for electricity provider Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L).

This demonstration project will use the Tendril platform, an end-to-end energy management and consumer engagement solution.

The Tendril solution will provide home energy management devices such as in-home displays, load control switches, smart thermostats and appliances, as well as capabilities to support emerging technology such as electric vehicle recharging and distributed generation.

Rollout of the project to 14,000 homes and businesses served by KCP&L will begin soon.

Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck said that one of the main goals of the project is to demonstrate how consumers can assist the utility in energy conservation.