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
Project DESERVE provides Kansans with emergency assistance with energy costs. One of the first programs in the country involving a for-profit business and a non-profit agency working together to meet the special needs of people, Project DESERVE has served as the role model for similar programs around the country. Money for Project DESERVE comes from the Project DESERVE Trust Fund, Westar Energy employees and customers and the Westar Energy Foundation.
Project DESERVE provides emergency assistance paying energy costs for people with a severe disability (children or adults meeting Social Security disability criteria), older adults (people 65 years or older) and income-eligible households.
Applicants may receive a one-time payment of up to $100 or up to $300, depending on their eligibility, to be applied toward an energy bill, over a rolling 12-month period. Center of Hope determines eligibility based on need and household income. If you think you might be eligible for Project DESERVE assistance, please contact Center of Hope at (316) 219-2121 or call Westar Energy at (800) 383-1183.
To qualify for Project DESERVE assistance, you must meet one of the following criteria:
To receive up to $300:
To receive up to $100:
There are several ways to apply for Project DESERVE assistance through Center of Hope. Click here to access an application.
Mail: Center of Hope Inc.
P.O. Box 3237
Wichita, KS 67201
We invite you to contribute to Project DESERVE by adding additional dollars to your monthly electric bill. Your contribution, which may be tax deductible, is given to Center of Hope, Wichita, for distribution to those in need across the Westar Energy service territory.
Contribute online or print and complete the attached authorization form below. Mail the completed form to the address on the form. Your contribution will be itemized on your monthly bill. You may cancel or change your Project DESERVE contribution at any time online or by contacting Westar Energy at 800-383-1183.
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