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Damaged 34-kV post insulator
Damaged 34-kV post insulator.

Ultrasound Testing for Worst-Performing Circuit Analysis

KCP&L and Westar Energy use ultrasound technology to locate poor-performing circuits.

While providing reliable service to Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy customers is at the heart of everything the utilities do, the ability to positively identify all failing equipment, right before it fails, is nearly impossible. Typically, as soon as a circuit experiences its second outage event, it is labeled a bad actor or a worst-performing circuit (WPC).

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