Westar Energy (WR +0.2%) , the largest electric utility in Kansas, said is has received approval...

|About: Westar Energy, Inc. (WR)|By:, SA News Editor

Westar Energy (WR +0.2%) , the largest electric utility in Kansas, said is has received approval to construct a new transmission line intended to connect two key substations. Westar will only pay for and control the southern portion of the line. The project is expected to cost around $67M which will be recouped from customers across the region. Westar's Summit Substation will undergo improvements as part of the deal.