September 2, 2008
Westar Energy to Build Transmission Line Near Atchison, Kansas
Westar Energy, which is engaged in power generation, transmission and distribution, has announced that it will build a 115kV high-capacity transmission line near Atchison, Kansas.
The new line is part of Westar Energy's agreement to support the TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline. The new transmission line will run from Westar's Walnut substation near Atchison to the future TC Severance substation, to be located approximately 10 miles north of Atchison in Doniphan County. This line will supply the electricity to a pump station needed to transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada to markets in the central US.