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Kansas Ulility Regulators Approve Westar-Great Plains Merger

The merger proposal approved by Kansas regulators requires Westar to keep 500 employees at its Topeka headquarters for at least five years. (Photo Credit: Scott Canon, Kansas News Service)

The two largest electric utilities in Kansas are merging.  Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy -- the parent company of K-C-P-and-L -- got the final approvals they needed from state regulators in Kansas and Missouri yesterday (THUR). They’re forming a $14-billion dollar company with one-point-six million customers. Kansas News Service reporter Brian Grimmett discussed the details with editor Amy Jeffries. 

Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service spoke about the merger of Westar and Great Plains Energy with editor Amy Jeffries. The Kansas News Service is a collaboration covering health, education, and politics across the state. 



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