September 29, 2008

Westar Energy Conference Call Advisory Retail Rate Case Status Update

 Hosts:      Mark Ruelle, executive vice president and chief financial             Officer             Tony Somma, treasurer Event:      Provide an update on the Westar Energy retail rate case filing Date:       Oct. 2, 2008 Time:       10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central) Location:   1) Phone conference call at 888-713-4213, participant code             46194488 or             2) Log on to the Webcast at 

In conjunction with the conference call the company plans to post on its Web site updated information related to the retail rate case. The materials will be available under the Investor Presentations in the Investors section of the company Web site at

A replay of the conference call will be available from about noon Eastern Oct. 2 through Oct.10 at 888-286-8010, conference ID #55189878. The replay also will be available on the Westar Energy Web site at

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is the largest consolidated electric utility in Kansas, providing electric service to more than 675,000 customers in the state. Westar Energy has about 6,500 megawatts of electric generation capacity and operates and coordinates more than 33,000 miles of electric distribution and transmission lines.

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SOURCE: Westar Energy, Inc.