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
Meet our interns
TOPEKA, Kan., May 30, 2018 – When Katie Gillespie joined Westar Energy as a human resource intern this January, she was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn’t what she was had expected.
“At my last internship, I had the stereotypical duties of making copies, getting coffee and filing paperwork,” Gillespie said. “I expected this to be just another internship, but Westar treats me like a valuable member of the team. I get to own my own projects, where I am contributing to the team while also growing as a professional and learning about an industry that is so important to daily life.”
Westar Energy opened its doors this week to spark the enthusiasm of Gillespie and 47 more students. These interns traveled from colleges across the country to gain rigorous experience in trades such as line work and professions ranging from engineering and accounting to communications and human resources.
The program, which has been recognized four times in Internships for Qualify of Life by Vault.com, has allowed 215 interns like Gillespie to gain experience in the energy industry with more than 70 becoming full-time employees since 2013.
“These bright students teach us while we give them professional experience,” said Mark Ruelle, Westar Energy president and CEO. “Sometimes if the spark is right, we also gain a future employee.”
Westar Energy interns work hard and play hard while they are here. In addition to learning about their respective areas of study, Westar provides several intern events throughout the summer, including tours of other areas of the company, networking events with other interns and employees, and lunch and learns to hear about the inner-workings of the energy industry.
Kim Konecny, supervisor, talent acquisition, oversees Westar’s internship program, which was ranked No. 1 nationwide for 2018 Best Energy Internships by Vault.com. “These summer internships include a very competitive selection process, with some of the openings bringing in hundreds of applicants,” Konecny said. “Hands-on experience is what our internship programs are all about. It’s never too early to start searching for your dream career.”
Konecny is also co-chairwoman of the second annual Top City Internship program, which is organized by the Forge young professionals leadership team of Topeka. “Our goal with this collaborative effort is to keep our interns engaged in Topeka and show them what a great place it is to live, work and play.”
Intern and career opportunities at Westar can be found at www.WestarEnergy.com/careers.
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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.
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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