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Topeka, Kan., Dec. 9, 2016 – A new 60 mile high-voltage transmission line that spans from Salina to Concordia in north central Kansas was energized this week. Westar Energy constructed the southern 30 miles of line, which ensures wind energy developed in the area can be delivered to customers. It also improves reliability and gives communities better access to power markets, which reduces power prices.
“A modern, resilient transmission system helps our communities thrive by providing reliable power and access to renewables and low-cost energy sources,” Kelly Harrison, vice president, transmission, said. “Westar continued our practice of working with communities and landowners to build a transmission line that would benefit the area, completing the project early and under budget.”
The $54.5 million project was completed $13.7 million under budget. In 2012, the Southwest Power Pool accepted Westar Energy’s proposal to build the project. SPP identifies transmission projects that are needed to improve reliability and efficiency of the power grid that serves a 14-state area. The line was energized Dec. 7, 2016.
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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, sun and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, expanding use of smart 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/westarenergy and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WestarEnergy.
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