SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

March 05, 2009 06:00 ET

Westar Announces 2008 Profit and Plans $500 Million in 2009 Capital Spending, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - March 5, 2009--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Westar Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WR) (Topeka, Kansas) has posted a fourth-quarter 2008 income of $22.9 million, up 66.2% compared with $13.8 million in the same quarter the previous year. For the full year, the company reported earnings of $178.1 million, up 5.8% year over year. As part of the North American Industrial Database, Industrial Info is tracking 20 active Westar projects worth $677 million. These projects range from a $1.5 million maintenance outage to a $170 million grassroot windfarm.

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