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Westar Energy, Inc. (WR)

36.93 Up 0.17(0.46%) Aug 29, 4:03PM EDT
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Westar Energy, Inc.
818 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
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Phone: 785-575-6300

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Diversified Utilities
Full Time Employees:2,302

Business Summary 

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, 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, 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, and other electric utilities. The company provides its services in central and northeastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, and Hutchinson; and through its subsidiary, Kansas Gas and Electric Company, in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. As of March 3, 2014, it served approximately 700,000 customers. Westar Energy, Inc. 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 Aug 1, 2014 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 8; Compensation: 5.
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Key Executives 
Mr. Mark A. Ruelle , 52
Chief Exec. officer, Pres and Director
Mr. Anthony D. Somma , 51
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP and Treasurer
Mr. Douglas R. Sterbenz , 50
Chief Operating Officer and Exec. VP
Mr. Greg A. Greenwood , 48
Sr. VP of Strategy
Mr. Bruce R. Burns ,
Director of Investor Relations
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 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.
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