Great Plains Energy Inc. traces its history back to 1882 and the founding of Kansas City Power and Light. In 2008, Great Plains added Aquila Electric to its portfolio. Today it operates as a fully regulated utility in Kansas and Missouri and services 850,000 customers in an area of 18,000 square miles.
In 2012, Great Plains Energy found itself plagued with multiple inconsistent ERP and work management systems as a result of its two merged operating companies and the siloed culture of its generation and T&D operations. Great Plains Energy made a strategic decision to embark upon a reimplementation of its Peoplesoft ERP systems as part of a five-year transformation plan for its supply chain operations. After a thorough review of potential solution providers, Great Plains chose the sustainability of Sphera’s MRO solutions.