Kevin Noblet, Vice President-Delivery, KCP&L
As vice president of Delivery, Kevin Noblet leads KCP&L's delivery organization, including safety & training, system operations, construction and design, customer services, and contract management. He is also a member of the operations board for the Wolf Creek Generating Station, Kansas' first nuclear power generating station.
Mr. Noblet served as vice president, Generation from 2012 to 2016. In that role, he led KCP&L's generation organization, including the company's generation strategy, safety and training; wholesale marketing and trading; and plant dispatching, long-term resource planning and generation engineering. He has also served as senior director, Renewables and Gas Generation; senior director, Supply Services; and director of Risk Management. Under his leadership, KCP&L has expanded its renewable portfolio to include 62 megawatts of hydropower and increased wind generation by an additional 600 megawatts. He was instrumental in the development of the St. Joseph, Mo., landfill gas-to-energy plant, which collects enough gas to power nearly 1,000 homes annually, and the company's integration into the Southwest Power Pool's Day 2 Integrated Marketplace.
Mr. Noblet held several regulated and nonregulated positions with Aquila Inc. prior to its acquisition by Great Plains Energy, including vice president - Energy Resources and director of Origination. He also was a staff electrical engineer for Burns & McDonnell, where he designed and managed electrical and control projects for various utilities and electrical cooperatives.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.; a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.; and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas.
Mr. Noblet is a former member of the Northland Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He currently coaches youth sports.