attorney affirms commitment
to purchase power from Westar
SCRANTON—During its April 19 meeting, the Scranton City
Council reviewed an unsolicited comparison of electrical rate
charges between Westar Energy, Inc., and Kansas Power Pool (KPP).
The comparison was between KPP electrical power billed to Scranton
for the month of March, 2011, and Westar power billed to the City
of Lindsborg for the same month.
The comparison, submitted by KPP representative Colin Whitley
stated, “The KPP Board of Directors is hopeful that the
City of Scranton will carefully consider this analysis as you
move forward with your decision to withdraw from KPP.”
Since the Southwest Power Pool (SWPP) offered a more favorable
rate structure in October, the council initiated action to terminate
Scranton’s membership in the KPP, effective November 2012.
The city has approved a 20-year agreement with Westar, providing
commitment to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) so that Scranton
would be included in an 18-month SPP load study, which was scheduled
to begin in February.
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