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
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 10, 2015 – With growing customer interest in more green energy options, Westar Energy, the state’s largest sponsor of renewable energy is expanding those choices. Westar is looking for proposals from experienced solar developers for a solar garden to help bring solar power to customers who live in homes not suited for solar panels, customers who do not want to be tasked with panel maintenance or customers who don’t want to commit to debt or long-term contracts, but still want to use more clean energy.
Solar gardens use technology similar to rooftop solar panels, but are much more efficient and cost effective. By participating in a centralized solar garden, subscribers’ cost may be about half what it would be for energy from a rooftop installation.
In 2016, Westar Energy will offer customers an opportunity to participate in one or more solar gardens that will be built in central and eastern Kansas. Detailed information about how Westar customers can participate and the rate plans will be available next spring.
“Solar gardens are an extension of Westar’s leadership in growing Kansas’ renewable energy,” Mark Ruelle, Westar Energy president and chief executive officer, said. “By the end of next year, all our customers will receive about 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources. Programs like this make continued expansion of renewables easy and cost-effective for our customers.”
Solar projects submitted to the request for proposals must be between 1 and 10 megawatts, be built within Westar’s retail territory and minimize environmental impact. Developers must have a proven record of successful large-scale solar installations. Westar will consider proposals that include transfer of ownership to Westar, long-term purchase power agreements or other arrangements proposed by the developer.
Solar developers who plan to submit proposals must complete a Notice of Intent by Sept. 25, and proposals are due Oct. 19. Full details of the Solar Developer Request for Proposal can be found at http://www.westarenergy.com/RFP.
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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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