Kansas regulators open hearings on Westar-Great Plains deal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas regulators have opened hearings on the proposed sale of the largest electric company in Kansas to a Missouri-based utility with state analysts questioning whether the $12.2 billion deal is good for consumers.

The Kansas Corporation Commission heard arguments Monday from attorneys on Missouri-based Great Plains Energy’s proposal to purchase Topeka-headquartered Westar Energy. Great Plains is the parent of Kansas City Power & Light.

The acquisition would create...

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