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6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Car crash near Seneca, I-235 cuts electricity to Westar customers

Thousands of Wichitans experienced power outages Thursday after a vehicle struck a power pole and downed lines at Seneca and I-235.

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Related Topix: Energy, Wichita, KS

Wed Aug 27, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Westar Energy Inc (WR) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.35

Westar Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 27th, Analyst Ratings News reports.

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Related Topix: Energy

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Utility Products

Kansas files complaint against Westar Energy

Kansas regulators filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Westar Energy Inc., alleging the state's largest utility is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.

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Related Topix: Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line

As treacherous as the murder of James Foley was, at least it should wake up the world to what a group of barbarians ISIS is.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Kansas, Energy, Opinion

The Capital-Journal

Storms knock out power to hundreds in Topeka

Storms that rolled through Topeka and vicinity caused power outages in various parts of the city early Monday, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Shawnee County, KS, Energy

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Solar energy still a minor player, but research could change that

Solar panels have a small, niche market in Kansas, but research to improve their efficiency and placement could change that in the future.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Kansas, University of Kansas, Printers

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Kansas Corporation Commission Files Complaint with FERC against...

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 20 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the following news release: Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission filed a complaint against Westar Energy, Inc. at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission .

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

KCC: Westar Rates "Unjust And Unreasonable"

The Kansas Corporation Commission says the state's largest electric utility is charging too much.

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Related Topix: Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Capital-Journal

KCC files compaint against Westar Energy

The Kansas Corporation Commission has filed a complaint against Westar Energy, claiming the electric company is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.

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Related Topix: Energy

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Westar official: Transmission line project a good investment in city's infrastructure

Westar Energy has heard some complaints about the appearance of the tall steel poles it's putting up in Topeka as part of a transmission line project, a spokeswoman for the electrical utility acknowledged Thursday.

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Related Topix: Energy, Topeka, KS

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Westar: Interstate electricity marketplace helped keep lights on

The Southwest Power Pool's new electricity marketplace got a trial by ice on its third day of operation, Westar officials said - and passed when power kept flowing.

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Related Topix: Energy

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Business Journal

KCC to hold public work sessions

Jean Shuler of Westar Energy gives a tour of a Ford Fusion hybrid, part of Westar's electric and hybrid fleet, to George C. Hornbeck.

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Related Topix: Energy

KHGI

Lawrence nature center gets solar grant

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Prairie Park Nature Center was one of 15 projects chosen by Topeka-based Westar for funding.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Westar Energy's (WR) CEO Mark Ruelle on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2014 Westar Energy Earnings Conference Call.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Hispanic Business

Westar Energy, Inc. announces 2nd quarter 2014 results.

Without COLI proceeds, the first half of 2013 earnings would have been was driven largely by no corporate-owned life insurance proceeds and higher planned maintenance costs for the generating fleet.

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Related Topix: Energy, Weather

Tue Aug 05, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Westar Energy (WR) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday

Westar Energy is set to post its Q214 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th.

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Related Topix: Energy

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Westar will ask for $3.5 million for La Cygne costs

Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light have asked for permission to start charging customers for upgrades at the La Cygne power plant sooner than anticipated.

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Related Topix: Energy, La Cygne, KS

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Westar awards grants for solar projects to 4 local entities

Four local organizations have won grants to install solar energy projects as part of Westar Energy's Solar Photovoltaic Project.

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Related Topix: Energy, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Sedgwick County, KS, Wichita, KS

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