For more than 100 years, Westar Energy's generating facilities have worked around the clock to provide Kansans with the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their homes and businesses. All day, every day, our team of dedicated professionals generates and delivers electricity, protects the environment and provides excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers.
Moment by moment, year by year, and decade by decade, Westar gauges energy production against consumption. From the construction of the Wichita Generating Plant in 1910 to the commissioning of Emporia Energy Center in 2008, our goal has been to balance the energy we generate and customers need, while preserving the environment and keeping customer costs to a minimum.
Since the early days of generation at Westar, we have sought to keep customers’ costs low by maintaining flexibility. Several of our generating facilities can be powered from more than one fuel source. Today, new energy sources provide environmentally friendly, low-cost energy. Along with traditional energy sources like nuclear, coal, oil and gas, we now employ wind, landfill gas and solar energy every day to meet our customers’ energy needs. This flexible approach balances customer costs with available resources and environmental concerns.
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