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Westar and Great Plains formally ask KCC to approve merger


August 27, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy have formally asked the Kansas Corporation Commission to approve a merger between the two utility companies.

The companies submitted a filing to the KCC Friday, seeking formal approval of a $14 billion merger announced in July.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the merger request comes after the commission earlier this year rejected a proposal to allow Great Plains to buy Westar for $12.2 billion. The commission said the proposed sale price was too high and would leave the combined utility financially weaker than the separate comp...

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