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Evergy crews head south to help restore power

Kansas City, Mo., Oct 29, 2020 — Evergy contractor crews will leave Thursday evening to assist with ice storm restoration efforts in Oklahoma City.  Evergy will send about 100 distribution and vegetation contractors to support OG&E.  The Oklahoma utility cited the storm as the second largest it has responded to in state history.  Crews will be following COVID-19 preventative measures, including social distancing, as they restore power.

Evergy is a member of the Midwest Mutual Assistance Group, which enables us to call upon neighboring utilities and their contractors to help restore service after a significant event such as a severe storm. In return, we assist neighboring utilities when they are in need. In the event of catastrophic damage, utilities reach out for assistance from across the nation.

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About Evergy, Inc.

Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. We were formed in 2018 when long-term local energy providers KCP&L and Westar Energy merged. We generate nearly half the power we provide to homes and businesses with emission-free sources. We support our local communities where we live and work and strive to meet the needs of customers through energy savings and innovative solutions.

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