Peabody, Massachusetts – May 11, 2006 – LODESTAR announced today that Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has licensed LODESTAR® Meter Data Management™ to leverage their AMR data in order to identify opportunities to provide increased value to their customers and shareholders. KCP&L will utilize LODESTAR Meter Data Management to organize and analyze consumption and utility data and make it assessable and meaningful in driving enhanced business decisions.

Many energy providers use the LODESTAR Meter Data Management solution as the single database of record to provide timely and accurate meter data for billing, settlement, forecasting, and other critical functions. Unmatched by any other software solution in volume of data managed, LODESTAR’s solution is designed for the highest levels of automation to improve current operations and to be flexible and scalable to meet current and future needs. As with all LODESTAR products, LODESTAR Meter Data Management comes with powerful auditing and control functionality to comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. The solution also seamlessly integrates into other systems.