Westar Energy

Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) is an investor owned electric utility headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. Westar is the largest electric company in Kansas, serving 685,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the eastern third of the state. Westar Energy generates more than 27,000,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year at its 12 power plants. Westar Energy service territory covers 10,130 square miles (26,200 km2) in east and east-central Kansas. Westar Energy owns more than 7,700 miles (12,400 km) of transmission lines.

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Campaign Finance

Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $22,288
    Total Spent:
    $8,750
    Cash on Hand:
    $17,208
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
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View all campaign finance data for Westar Energy Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$80,000 Spent
Information

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

Lobbying on Behalf of Westar Energy

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Taxes,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
    H.R.2401 Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011
    S.1342 Grid Cyber Security Act
    H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    S.1815 Cross State Air Pollution Act
    S.1833 Fair Compliance Act of 2011
    H.R.3091 To make permanent the individual income tax rates for capital gains and dividends.
    S.21 Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011
    S.1751 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
View all lobbying data for Westar Energy Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 138 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Westar Energy" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.