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Westar Energy Alerts Customers About Fraudulent Calls

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Topeka, Kan., Dec. 4, 2013 — Westar Energy reminds customers to be on the alert for fraudulent callers claiming to be Westar Energy employees. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious calls. In most cases, the caller claims to be a Westar Energy customer service representative and tries to get the customer to provide credit ... Read More »

No major problems reported from snow storm

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2-3 inches of snow was the general snow total around the area as the first winter storm of the season came thru Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Westar Energy reported scattered power outages and at one point they had about 13,000 customers without power for a time, generally around the Kansas City Metro area and extreme northeast Kansas.  Nemaha ... Read More »

State Board Seeks Cut in Westar Rates

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A state board that represents residential customers and small businesses in Kansas is recommending an $11.6 million cut in the electric rates charged by Westar Energy. The Citizens‘ Utility Ratepayers Board filed its proposal Thursday with the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities. Topeka-based Westar is the largest electric utility in Kansas, and it‘s seeking a rate increase of nearly ... Read More »

Westar Warns Customers to Beware Calls

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Westar Energy customers should be on the alert for fraudulent callers claiming to be Westar Energy employees. Several customers have contacted Westar Energy’s Customer Relations Center after receiving suspicious calls. In most cases, the caller claims to be a Westar Energy customer service representative and tries to get the customer to provide credit card information or other personal information, telling ... Read More »

Westar is Seeking Rate Increase

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Westar is seeking to increase its base prices about 5.85 percent. According to a Westar press release: Adjusted for inflation, Westar’s average rates for electricity if the full request is granted would be nearly the same as they were almost 20 years ago. Among the causes for the increase, the company cited increasing costs of: complying with federal regulatory requirements; ... Read More »