Westar-Great Plains deal faces public hearing Monday

Monday will be the public’s only chance to comment in person on the proposed $12.2 billion acquisition of Westar by Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light.

The Kansas Corporation Commission has scheduled Monday evening at a Topeka, Kansas, high school as the single public hearing on the deal between Topeka-based Westar and Kansas City-based KCP&L.

If the merger is approved, Westar and KCP&L will become a single electric company straddling the Kansas/Missouri border, with 1.5 million customers.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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