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Scranton attorney affirms commitment
to purchase power from Westar

Gabe Faimon | Reporter

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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