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Kansas Gas & Electric Co. May 09
Standard & Poors, May 2009
Mostly rate regulated integrated utility; Gradual improvement of regulatory risk; and Supportive rate-making mechanisms. Near-term reduced sales growth due to the economic recession; Large capital expenditures; and Reliance on the volatile capital markets. The ratings on Kansas Gas & Electric Co. (KG&E) are based on parent Westar Energy Inc. consolidated credit profile. The ratings also reflect the KG&E's excellent business profile and Westar's aggressive financial profile. The Topeka, Kan.-based Westar has about $2.6 billion of total debt outstanding. Westar distributes electricity to approximately 679,000 customers in Kansas. The company also generates approximately 6,500 MW of electricity, using a fuel mix of about 79% coal and 13% nuclear. The excellent business profile primarily reflects a mostly regulated integrated utility that has...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Kansas Gas & Electric Co.,Westar Energy Inc.
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Kansas Gas & Electric Co.,Westar Energy Inc.