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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 »

State Board Seeks Cut in Westar Rates

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 »

Power Outage Affected Over 400 Westar Customers

A power outage Tuesday night left 429 Westar customers in the dark.   According to a Westar spokesperson a mechanical part failed causing the outage that lasted from 6:30 to 8:40 in the evening.  The East side of Marysville, Oketo, Home, and Beattie were affected by the outage.  A brief outage was experienced by a larger area when the system was ... Read More »

Westar is Seeking Rate Increase

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 »

Westar rate increase approved

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas regulators have approved a $17 million rate increase for the state‘s largest electric company. The Kansas Corporation Commission said Thursday that residential customers of Westar Energy Inc. should see an average increase of $1 in their monthly bills, or 1.3 percent. The increase is expected to take effect within a month. The additional revenues will cover ... Read More »