It was a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy of which it was the biggest component. The company traces its roots to November when Joseph S. The following month, the initial franchise to establish an electric works in the City of Kansas, Mo. Moore and later assigned to Kawsmouth Electric Light Company. Construction was begun in February on a power plant on a tract of land at the southeast corner of 8th and Santa Fe Streets in the West Bottoms.

Kawsmouth Electric Light Company built quickly and, on Saturday night, May 13,brought electric illumination to the first 13 customers on the west side of Main Street in the downtown district.

An electric war ensued when in J. Under Armour the company bought competitors and built a new power plant inproviding steam heat to downtown businesses. The company focused on the trolley company and in it went into receivership. In the company began construction on the Northeast Power station.

Armour sold his interest in The Hawthorn Station, situated on the Missouri River, was started inand the first of two units were completed in Two other units followed and were fully operational by Kansas City Power became independent in It acquired Eastern Kansas Utilities in In a corporate Kansas City Electric Company it became part of Kansas City Electric Company Plains Energy Incorporated.

The lease is going to be 23 years long. On October 7, the two operating companies officially changed names and rebranded to Evergy in the communities they serve. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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