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.
For more information about the Average Pay Program and how it can help reduce high bill surprises, visit our Average Payment Plan page
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 23, 2015 — After a rigorous round of training sessions, homework and exams, 15 area building operators and facility personnel have earned their Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level I designation from Westar Energy. This nationally recognized certification in building operation efficiency educates employees responsible for maintenance and operations of large buildings and their complex heating, mechanical and electrical systems. The BOC program trains facilities personnel to understand how these systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. It keeps building operators current on the newest energy technology available and shares best practices from experts in the field.
“These participants and their companies are committed to reducing energy use, which benefits their organization and has a positive impact on the environment,” said Karen Smith, business manager, commercial and industrial business center. “It’s a win-win for both companies.”
Using the tools and methods taught in class, participants compiled records on their organization's electrical systems, HVAC operations, lighting levels and controls and annual profiles of energy consumption. Upon the program’s completion, BOC graduates retain these in-depth reference manuals and gain access to BOC's nationwide network of participants, experts and resources to leverage for troubleshooting, best practices and advice.
The following building operators have successfully completed the BOC Level I course series that began in April 2014 and ended in October 2014:
Westar Energy has entered into a joint licensing agreement with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), Kansas City Power and Light, Midwest Energy, Inc., Empire District Electric, Kansas Municipal Utilities, Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. and the Kansas Energy Office to make the BOC program available to all Kansas building operators.
The cost for the course series is $1,150. Upon BOC certification, Westar Energy, Midwest Energy, Inc. and Empire District Electric customers are eligible to receive a $575 reimbursement toward the $1,150 tuition. Reimbursements by rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are determined on an individual basis. For information about upcoming courses, visit WestarEnergy.com/boc, or contact Karen Smith at 316-299-7450 or Karen.Smith@WestarEnergy.com.
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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.
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