SOURCE: Westar Energy, Inc.

April 23, 2008 14:47 ET

Westar Energy Schedules Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2008 Results

TOPEKA, KS--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - On May 9, 2008, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) will release first quarter 2008 earnings before market open. Bill Moore, Westar Energy president and chief executive officer, will host a conference call and audio Webcast at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Central).

Event:    Westar Energy First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call and
          Webcast

Date:     May 9, 2008

Time:     10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central)

Location: 1) Phone conference call at 888-679-8018, participant code
             56103019 or
          2) Log on to the Webcast at http://www.WestarEnergy.com

Please use the following link to pre-register and view important information about this conference call. Pre-registering is not mandatory but is recommended as it will provide you immediate entry into the call and will facilitate the timely start of the call. Pre-registration takes only a few minutes and you may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. To pre-register please go to: https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PJ3MCKPWG

You may also register at the Investors page on the Westar Energy Web site at http://www.WestarEnergy.com. Alternatively, you may be placed into the call by an operator by calling the number provided above at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled call start time.

A replay of the conference call will be available from about noon Eastern May 9 through May 16 at 888-286-8010, conference ID #39060025. The replay also will be available on the Westar Energy Web site at http://www.WestarEnergy.com.

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing electric service to more than 674,000 customers in the state. Westar Energy has about 6,100 megawatts of electric generation capacity and operates and coordinates more than 33,000 miles of electric distribution and transmission lines.

For more information about Westar Energy, visit us on the Internet at http://www.WestarEnergy.com.