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Topeka, Kan., Aug. 6, 2015 – Westar Energy, Inc., (NYSE: WR) and other intervening parties to its rate review reached an agreement to increase prices $78 million or about half of Westar’s original request filed in March. The agreement still allows Westar to recover costs associated with mandated environmental upgrades to its LaCygne energy center but cuts significantly costs for other programs it had requested, including its proposals for investments to increase reliability. The agreement is subject to review and approval by the Kansas Corporation Commission.
“We understand the need to have a balanced, constructive approach to regulating our business, yet still allow us to provide clean, reliable, safe and cost-effective critical service for our customers,” Mark Ruelle, Westar Energy chief executive officer, said. “The agreement, if approved, also allows more choices for renewable energy for our customers and lets us make limited investments to improve grid reliability.”
Terms of the agreement include:
KCC Commissioners have until Oct. 28, 2015, to issue an order regarding Westar’s requested price increase. New prices will go into effect shortly after the KCC’s order.
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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 and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project 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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