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For more information contact: Linda Berry, (785) 271-3269 or Samir Arif, (785) 271-3188

June 30, 2016

KCC receives application for approval of Westar acquisition by Great Plains Energy

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has received a joint application from Great Plains Energy Incorporated, Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy, Inc. asking for approval of the acquisition of Westar by Great Plains. The document was received on Tuesday, June 28. The Commission is expected to issue an order on the application before April 24, 2017.

The application will follow the same procedure as other KCC dockets. Commission staff will begin reviewing the application, interested parties will have an opportunity to request intervention in the case and the Commission will determine a procedural schedule within 60 days.

A copy of the application as well as other documents filed in the docket can be viewed on the KCC website. http://estar.kcc.ks.gov/estar/portal/kscc/PSC/DocketDetails.aspx?DocketId=4ef0a145-b770-46b2-8e15-8ec0d452bc29.