818 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS, 66612 United States
S&P 400 (March 31, 2014)
#860 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2013)
Westar Energy wished upon a star, and the answer was -- "focus on power utility resources." Westar Energy has a generating capacity of about 6,560 MW (mostly from fossil-fueled facilities) and serves about 690,000 electricity customers in Kansas through its utility subsidiaries. Westar Energy supplies power to retail customers in central and northeastern Kansas, and subsidiary Kansas Gas and Electric (KGE) supplies power to retail customers in south-central and southeastern Kansas. The company operates 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. It supplies wholesale electric power to more than 30 cities in Kansas and four electric cooperatives that serve rural areas.