KCP&L partners with MLS Cup champions Sporting KC and El Padrino Soccer League

Local utility becomes official solar energy solutions provider of Sporting KC

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) recently signed a multi-year agreement with Sporting Kansas City to become the team’s official solar energy solutions provider and a community partner of the El Padrino Soccer League, a Sporting Club Network member.

“KCP&L is excited to partner with Sporting Kansas City and the El Padrino Soccer League,” said Chuck Caisley, KCP&L Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs. “Renewable energy and community involvement are two focus areas for our company and we look forward to this new opportunity.”

In addition to the future installation of solar panels at Sporting Kansas City facilities, KCP&L will have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of soccer players in the Kansas City metropolitan area through its community partnership with the El Padrino Soccer League. KCP&L will help support the league with soccer clinics for youth players and coaches, as well through apparel and energy education among other benefits.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with KCP&L. Both of our organizations share similar interests and attributes, the main one being our local ties and our mutual commitment to making Kansas City a better place to work, live and play,” said Jamie Guin, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Sporting Kansas City. “We look forward to a fruitful relationship with KCP&L and its entire organization for the long term.” 

KCP&L is devoted to improving the communities where its customers live and work, as well as supporting renewable energy projects. Together with community partners, KCP&L is proud to make a meaningful difference throughout the Kansas City area.

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 www.kcpl.com.