SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

February 28, 2011 06:40 ET

Westar Sees Solid Gains in 2010 as Economy, Energy Usage Improves in Kansas, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Energy company Westar Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WR) (Topeka, Kansas), which is the largest electric utility in Kansas, saw steady growth in 2010 from higher retail revenues and a strengthening economy. Net income was reported to be $4.92 million for the quarter, a 55.85% decrease from fourth-quarter 2009, but was $202.93 million for the year, a 16.55% increase from 2009.

Industrial Info is tracking 22 active Westar projects that are worth a total of more than $1.26 billion, including a $90 million upgrade at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Station in Burlington, Kansas. For more information, visit Industrial Info's North American Power Project Database.

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