SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

September 18, 2008 07:15 ET

Westar Energy Partnering With Electric Transmission America to Develop Wind Power in Kansas, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Westar Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WR) (Topeka, Kansas) is partnering with Electric Transmission America LLC in a 50:50 joint venture to create Prairie Wind Transmission LLC. Electric Transmission America is itself a joint venture of American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (Des Moines, Iowa), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated (NYSE:BRK.A) (Omaha, Nebraska). Prairie Wind Transmission plans to construct a 230-mile, 765-kilovolt transmission infrastructure to improve the ability of windfarms to tie into the electrical grid.

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