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., April 28, 2017 – Solar panels are being installed at Westar Energy’s new solar project, the Westar Energy Community Solar Sponsored by Hormel® Natural Choice®, located near South Hutchinson.
“This community solar project now gives all our customers the ability to choose solar energy,” Mark Ruelle, president and CEO, said. “Offering solar complements the extensive portfolio of existing wind and solar projects that already serve our customers. Already about one-third of the electricity we sell is renewable, and about half comes with no emissions. Many might be surprised to learn that Kansans get a lot more of their energy from solar and wind than do Californians.”
About 20 percent of the solar energy from this facility in South Hutchinson will be used at Dold Foods in Wichita, where Hormel® Natural Choice® bacon products are prepared and packaged. Hormel® Natural Choice® uncured bacon is all natural and free of preservatives; it’s nothing but great tasting bacon available at your local grocery store. As part of this significant commitment, the project has been named the Westar Energy Community Solar Sponsored by Hormel® Natural Choice® bacon.
Westar continues to offer subscriptions to the community solar plant to any customer, but supply is limited with 90 percent of the facility already spoken for by 450 Westar customers. Participants have the choice of locking in their energy price for five to 20 years, enjoying the benefits of solar with no upfront investment, no debt and no ongoing maintenance. Full details and program enrollment are available at www.WestarEnergy.com/communitysolar.
The 1.2 megawatt Community Solar installation comprises nearly 4,000 panels and is the equivalent of about 200 average residential private solar installations. Weather permitting, the solar array will be completed and serving customers in mid-May.
Photos: Installers on site Panels
Caption: Workers are installing nearly 4,000 panels at the Westar Energy’s community solar array near South Hutchinson. Energy from the Community Solar Sponsored by Hormel® Natural Choice® is available by subscription. The project gives customers access to solar energy without an upfront investment. The array is scheduled to be complete in mid-May. Full details and program enrollment are available at www.WestarEnergy.com/communitysolar.
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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 7,800 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.
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