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Summary: Kansas Gas & Electric Co. Apr 11
Standard & Poors, April 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' rating on Kansas Gas & Electric Co. (KG&E) reflects the consolidated credit profile of parent Westar Energy Inc. The rating also reflects the companies' excellent consolidated business risk profile and aggressive consolidated financial risk profile. As of Dec. 31, 2010, Westar had about $3.0 billion of total debt outstanding. The excellent business risk profile reflects Westar'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 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 and KG&E have demonstrated an...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Kansas Gas & Electric Co.,Westar Energy Inc.
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Kansas Gas & Electric Co.,Westar Energy Inc.