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    Westar Energy, Inc. (WR)

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    Westar Energy, Inc.
    818 South Kansas Avenue
    Topeka, KS 66612
    United States - Map
    Phone: 785-575-6300
    Website: http://www.westarenergy.com

    Index Membership:N/A
    Industry:Diversified Utilities
    Full Time Employees:2,411

    Business Summary 

    Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 7,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity producing electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, diesel, wind, and landfill gas. It sells electricity retail to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as for lighting public streets and highways; and electricity wholesale to electric cooperatives, municipalities, other electric utilities, and regional transmission organizations. The company provides its services in central and northeastern Kansas, as well as in south-central and southeastern Kansas. It serves approximately 698,000 customers. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.

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    Corporate Governance 
    Westar Energy, Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Feb 1, 2016 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 8; Compensation: 4.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. Mark A. Ruelle , 55
    Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director
    Mr. Anthony D. Somma , 53
    Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP and Treasurer
    Mr. Larry D. Irick , 60
    VP, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec.
    Mr. Gregory A. Greenwood , 51
    Sr. VP of Strategy
    Mr. Jerl L. Banning , 55
    Sr. VP of Operations Support and Admin.
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
    Currency in USD.
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