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., August 29, 2017 – Students from Pratt Community College showed off their craft today as the Westar Energy Professional Training Site was celebrated.
Representatives from Westar Energy, Wichita Public Schools, Pratt Community College and Wichita Area Technical College were joined by students and community members as they celebrated a new training site in Wichita for students pursuing craft professions.
“It is exciting to see the collaboration that has gone into this facility with the goal of preparing Kansas students for good jobs that require education and skill,” said Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. “The future of Kansas is in the hands of our youth, and this is an excellent way to help them build self confidence that translates into skilled employment."
The training site was created in partnership with Wichita Area Technical College, Pratt University and Wichita Public Schools. The site is located at the City Center campus of Wichita Area Technical College and will allow craft students to earn their certifications as well as introduce local high school students to career opportunities in the energy industry.
“We are so pleased to have Westar be a part of our campus community at City Center,” said Sheree Utash, President, Wichita Area Technical College. “Westar is a great friend and partner with WATC, and we look forward to their continued involvement with our career and technical education programs and our students. We also are happy to have Pratt Community College as a partner at City Center to deliver a career pathway that will utilize the state of the art pole training center that Westar has created.”
“Exposing students to career options in our community is an important part of the K-12 education experience,” said Jim Means, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education, Wichita Public Schools. “Having the pole field centrally located in Wichita will help connect students with this career opportunity.”
“Working together we can help develop the best and brightest minds and introduce students to career opportunities they may not have thought about before,” said Bruce Akin, Westar Energy Senior Vice President, Power Delivery. “These partnerships help ensure that business and education understand, and help fulfill one another’s needs. This creates opportunities for students, which we hope sparks interest in careers at Westar.”
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As Kansas’ largest electric utility, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WR) provides customers the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. We have 7,800 MW of electric generation capacity that includes renewables and traditional power sources with half the electricity supplied to our more than 700,000 customers from emissions free sources: nuclear, wind and solar, with a third coming from renewables. We are a leader in electric transmission in Kansas coordinating a network of lines and substations that supports one of the largest consolidations of wind energy in the nation. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.
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