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What is a SUBSTATION ? Please push your ENTER key to advance thru this What is a SUBSTATION ? Please push your ENTER key to advance thru this slide show! Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 1

What is a substation? … what does it do? … how does it work? What is a substation? … what does it do? … how does it work? . These are excellent questions! Let’s deal with them one at a time. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 2

What is a substation? . An electrical substation takes electricity from a very high What is a substation? . An electrical substation takes electricity from a very high voltage and lowers it to the voltage we use in our homes & businesses Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 3

What is a substation? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen What is a substation? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Water comes from the water plant in Think of it like very big pipes (taller a connector for than a niño), yet it different sized comespipes. your water out in cocina or baño in much smaller pipes. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 4

. The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. What does a substation do? Electricity is made at a very high, powerful voltage. A substation safely changes the electricity from very high voltage to lower voltage we can use. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 5

. The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. How does a substation work? Transformers ‘step down’ the electricity from the high voltage needed to economically transmit the electricity. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 6

How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. There also complex circuit breakers, switches, relays, and capacitors. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 7

How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Substations have HUGE power poles to bring in the high voltage electricity. These would be more than 200 feet tall on the West. Side Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 8

How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. These are the power lines on Troost. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 9

How does a substation work? Substations operate without any workers on-site. . The electrical How does a substation work? Substations operate without any workers on-site. . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Substations are monitored by remote control. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 10

How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Because these are very dangerous activities and no workers are present, they have automated emergency gear. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 11

How does a substation work? . There are detectors for fire and line breaks. How does a substation work? . There are detectors for fire and line breaks. The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. There is automatic fire suppression. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 12

How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of How does a substation work? . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. KCP&L workers will come occasionally to do maintenance work on the substation. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 13

A quick picture of how substation works Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together A quick picture of how substation works Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 14

Can a substation harm me? The short answer is YES! . The electrical substation Can a substation harm me? The short answer is YES! . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. That’s why there are fences around them. They can electrocute people. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 15

Can a substation harm me? Poisonous and corrosive chemicals are inside the substation. . Can a substation harm me? Poisonous and corrosive chemicals are inside the substation. . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 16

. The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Can a substation harm me? All substations emit invisible electrical waves. Some scientists believe these waves harm us. [Not all scientists agree about this, including those at KCP&L. ] Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 17

. The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Can a substation harm me? That buzz you hear at the start of these slides is similar to the constant buzz from a substation. This can cause to headaches. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 18

. The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. So why do we have substations? We need them to cheaply transfer electricity. Substations are a part of what we call essential infrastructure. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 19

Essential Infrastructure on the Westside Railroads & bridges Pipelines for natural gas : & Essential Infrastructure on the Westside Railroads & bridges Pipelines for natural gas : & other chemicals Streets & highways Radio, cell phone & microwave towers Water & wastewater treatment plants Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 20

Say NO! to another Westside substation . The electrical substation in the 1800 block Say NO! to another Westside substation . The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. Substations threaten our health & safety. Substations blight our neighborhood with ugliness. Substations hurt our property values. Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 21

Say . NO! The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is Say . NO! The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. to another Westside substation Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 22

Who needs to hear YOU say “NO Substation on the Westside” KCMO Plans & Who needs to hear YOU say “NO Substation on the Westside” KCMO Plans & Zoning Cmte Councilman Terry Riley Chairperson (816) 513 -1629 gets email at [email protected] org Councilwoman Cindy Circo Co-Chair (816) 513 -1633 gets email at [email protected] org Councilwoman Beth Gottstein (816) 513 -1616 gets email at [email protected] org Councilman Ed Ford (816) 513 -1601 gets email at [email protected] org Councilman John Sharp (816) 513 -1615 gets email at [email protected] org Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 23

Who needs to hear YOU say “NO Substation on the Westside” Michael Chesser Chairman Who needs to hear YOU say “NO Substation on the Westside” Michael Chesser Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Great Plains Energy & KCP&L P. O. Box 418679 Kansas City, MO 64141 -9679 Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 24

Who needs to hear YOU say “NO Substation on the Westside” Michael Merriman Chairman Who needs to hear YOU say “NO Substation on the Westside” Michael Merriman Chairman & President Financial Holding Company 300 W 11 th St Kansas City, MO 64105 -1618 Thomas A. Mc. Donnell Chief Executive Officer & President DST Systems Vince Dasta President DST Realty 333 W. 11 th Street Kansas City, MO 64106 Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 25

Say . NO! The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is Say . NO! The electrical substation in the 1800 block of Allen Street is similar to this one. to another Westside substation Westside Community Action Network We’re Better Together Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services + Faith Groups + Government Together 26