A flat monthly fee that partially covers fixed costs associated with providing electricity to your location.
Generally, the city franchise fee is the “rent” that we pay a city to use the right-of-ways for our lines, poles, etc.
The cost of the fuel used to produce your electricity each month. Fuel costs are passed through from fuel suppliers to customers with no profit to Westar. It’s reviewed by the Kansas Corporation Commission and adjusted quarterly.
A measurement in kilowatts (kW) of the greatest amount of electricity used in a 15-minute period during the billing period. You may be able to lower your demand and your demand costs by spreading equipment startups over a longer period of time.
The costs associated with our investments in programs to improve energy efficiency.
The total amount of electricity you use during the billing period, measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).
The costs associated with our responsibility to meet environmental laws and standards.
Standard measure of electricity used equal to 1,000 watts used for one hour.
Project DESERVE can provide customers who are older, severely disable or meet income eligibility guidelines with financial assistance to pay their Westar Energy electric bills. Contributions are given to a participating Kansas American Red Cross chapter or social service agency for distribution to Kansans in need. Any even dollar amount paid in excess of your bill up to $5 will automatically be contributed to Project DESERVE. You may also request to have an even dollar amount added to your bill every month.
Reflects changes in the amount of property tax that are over or under what we estimated and included in our base rates.
Detailed rate information is available on this website at Rates and Regulations or upon request.
The costs associated with building and maintaining our transmission system.