State rejects Westar proposal, saving customers millions

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September 13, 2019 - 5:31 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — State utility regulators have rejected a request by Westar Energy to pass along the cost of buying 8% of the Jeffrey Energy Center.

The Wichita Eagle reports the request would have cost electric customers an estimated $93 million during the next 15 years.

The Kansas Corporation Commission’s order, released Thursday, said Westar doesn’t need the extra power to meet customer demand.

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