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., Jan. 18, 2016 – Westar Energy invites customers to subscribe to its new community solar program, designed to make solar possible for all customers.
“Our customers are interested in solar, and Westar’s new program makes solar power easy and available to all our customers. Community solar removes the barriers that keep solar limited to just a few customers,” said Mark Ruelle, president and chief executive officer. “Community solar guarantees a locked-in price and is maintenance free.”
Community solar is a cost-effective, convenient way for all customers to have the opportunity for solar, making it increasingly popular nationwide. Community solar installations are perfect for customers with historic homes, for renters and families who want to add solar without any upfront cost or debt. Also, if a customer moves within our service area, their solar energy and guaranteed pricing follows them.
Customers can learn more and enroll anytime through March 31, 2016, by visiting www.WestarEnergy.com/communitysolar. Westar will build community solar arrays based on the number of subscriptions. The estimated additional cost for a household to receive about 15 percent of their electricity through community solar is about $10 per month at current electricity prices. Subscriptions range from five to 20 years. During enrollment, customers lock in their solar subscription price, which will not change even if standard electricity rates increase.
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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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