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Summary: Westar Energy Inc. Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
The ratings on Topeka, Kan.-based electric utility Westar Energy Inc. reflect its consolidated credit profile including its regulated subsidiary Kansas Gas & Electric Co. (KG&E). The ratings also reflect the company's excellent business risk profile and its aggressive financial risk profile. As of Dec. 31, 2010, Westar had about $3.0 billion of total debt outstanding. The consolidated excellent business risk profile reflects the company's core strategy as a lower-risk regulated electric utility and its declining regulatory risk. Westar and KG&E distribute electricity to approximately 687,000 customers in Kansas. The company also generates approximately 6,800 megawatts (MW) of electricity, using a generation mix of about 76% coal, 16% nuclear, 7% gas, and 1% wind. Over the past two years, Westar has...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Westar Energy Inc.,Kansas Gas & Electric Co.
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Westar Energy Inc.,Kansas Gas & Electric Co.