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Westar Energy schedules short outage in Osage County on June 7

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TOPEKA, Kan., June 2, 2014 – About 900 Westar Energy customers in Osage County will experience a brief power outage about 2 a.m. June 7 as maintenance is performed in the area. 

“Power outages are inconvenient for our customers, but sometimes planned outages are needed to safely complete maintenance and system improvements,” said Gina Penzig, director of corporate communications. “We try to schedule work to minimize the disruption for our customers.” 

The outage is scheduled for 2 a.m. June 7 and expected to last between 10 and 15 minutes. It will affect about 900 customers in the area. The town of Overbrook and further east to Globe will be affected. Anyone between these two towns, including Santa Fe Trail Schools, will be without power for a short time. If weather is bad or other circumstances cause the work to be delayed, it will be rescheduled to 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 10. 

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Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas’ largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,200 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

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Media Contact: 
Gina Penzig 
Director, corporate communications 
Phone: 785.575.8089 
Media line: 888.613.0003

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