The Average Payment Plan can help reduce your high bills in summer and winter and make it easier to manage your monthly bill. The plan allows you to pay a monthly bill on the average cost of your most recent 12-month period. The amount due may vary slightly month to month but if you were signed up for Average Payment, your bill for this month would have only been Label and then every bill in the coming months would be close to that same amount. It’s not too late to sign up for your Label bill.
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Topeka, Kan., June 9, 2015 – Westar Energy is tapping into the talent and ability of students to help engage youths and inform them about careers in the electric utility industry. For the past two weeks, 10 Topeka Public School students have experienced the business world, being immersed in lessons on how an electric utility operates. The students formed two competing teams to develop a “Lesson in a Box” with a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) focus to help educate third- through sixth-grade students about careers in the utility industry. The first team will present their concept to executives at 2 p.m. and team two at 3 p.m. Friday at Westar Energy’s main office, 818 S. Kansas Ave. The winner will be announced at 4:30 p.m. Media are invited to attend the afternoon’s events.
Since 2013, Westar Energy has partnered with Youth Entrepreneurs to expose students to careers in energy. Students are asked to present a solution to a challenge the company faces. They spend two weeks learning about business practices, including some industry specific lessons, and working toward an innovate idea that could be implemented by Westar. The program is also part of Westar Energy’s ongoing partnership with Topeka Public Schools.
Like utilities across the nation, about half of Westar Energy’s workforce will be eligible to retire in the next 5 to 10 years. Westar Energy offers a variety of programs to help students learn about the career opportunities available.
“We have exciting careers with good pay and benefits. We like home-grown talent and want to ensure our communities are developing career-ready youths,” said Patrick Woods, director of talent management and diversity.
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Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas’ largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,200 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind, solar and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, digital meters and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.
For more information about Westar Energy, visit us on the Internet at http://www.WestarEnergy.com. Westar Energy is on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/yourwestar and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WestarEnergy.
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