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2013-07-22 08:22:57

NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR), and Northwestern Corp. (NYSE: NWE). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -...

2010-09-07 15:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C. and TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster announced today that Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR), the largest utility in Kansas, has selected Elster for its 48,000 meter SmartStar deployment. The Elster EnergyAxis® Smart Grid solution will enable Westar to conduct real-time monitoring of its electricity grid, allowing the utility to provide customers with additional insight into their daily energy consumption, improve service reliability and more...

2010-04-12 05:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- eMeter, a leader in Smart Grid Management software, announced today that Westar Energy, Inc., the largest electrical energy supplier in Kansas, selected eMeter to provide the necessary Smart Grid software to commence its SmartStar program in Lawrence, KS. Designed to give customers better insight into electricity use and cost information, the SmartStar program became a reality with a $19 million grant from the Department of Energy's Smart Grid...

2008-10-24 09:00:22

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) today announced that all parties to its Kansas retail rate case have agreed to a settlement. The settlement, subject to the execution by all parties of a definitive settlement agreement and subsequent approval by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), provides for a $130 million annual increase in rates and addresses other issues identified in the company's rate case filing. The settlement represents an overall increase in rates of 11 percent, which is lower...

2008-09-29 18:00:36

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 http://www.WestarEnergy.com In conjunction with the conference call the company plans to...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

Westar Energy has announced that its crews have been dispatched to help E.ON US with power restoration from outages caused by intense winds as remnants of Hurricane Ike pushed through the State of Kentucky. E. ON US, based out of Kentucky, owns and operates the Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and the Kentucky Utilities Company (KU). Remnants of Hurricane Ike caused power outages to approximately 75% of LG&E's service territory. Around 159,000 LG&E customers and...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) crews are heading east to help E.ON U.S. with power restoration from outages caused by intense winds as remnants of Hurricane Ike pushed through the state. E. ON U.S., based out of Louisville, Ky., owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU). Remnants of Ike caused power outages to approximately 75 percent of LG&E's service territory. As of early this morning, 159,000 LG&E customers and 12,000 KU...

2008-09-15 18:00:32

Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) crews again are heading to the Gulf Coast to assist utilities with restoration efforts following devastation to the region's electrical system from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Approximately 38 Westar employees, including linemen, management, field supervisors, a safety coordinator, fleet support and material handlers, left this morning for Louisiana. Westar crews that left on September 3 to assist with power restoration following Hurricane Gustav returned to Kansas...

2008-09-02 15:00:26

Westar Energy crews will head to the Gulf Coast to assist Entergy with restoration efforts following Hurricane Gustav's blast to the region. Approximately 35 Westar employees, including linemen, management, field supervisors, a safety coordinator, fleet support and material handlers, will head to Dallas before continuing on toward Louisiana. Westar crews are planning to meet and take off from the Belle Plaine service area on the turnpike at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Westar also released...

2008-09-02 09:00:36

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...


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sts-51a
2012-03-10 08:40:54

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 8, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 16 at 6:59 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an angle of 28.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, and 56 seconds. The Canadian communications satellite TELESAT-H (ANIK), attached to Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) was deployed into geosynchronous orbit on flight day two. On the...

STS-41B
2012-03-10 08:29:30

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1884 at 8:00 PM EST and landed at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 128 times at an altitude of 189 nautical miles, at an inclination of 28.5 degrees, and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, and 55 seconds. The highlights of the mission were the first untethered space walks were made by McCandless and Stewart using a manned maneuvering unit. In...

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