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.

About KCP&L
KCP&L is a leading regulated provider of energy-related products and services for homes, businesses, industries, and municipalities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. KCP&L services more than a million residents (approximately 500,000 customers) in the 24 northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas counties – a territory of about 4,600 square miles.

About LODESTAR Corporation
LODESTAR Corporation is leading provider energy software solutions. Our customers include 125 of the largest energy companies in North America, Europe, and Australia. LODESTAR Corporation’s headquarters is at Two Corporation Way in Peabody, MA 01960 USA.  LODESTAR and LODESTAR’s other marks are either trademarks or registered trademarks of LODESTAR Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.