Westar Wants Volunteers For Energy-Saving Project
Associated Press - Tue 10:13 AM 07/10/2012
Westar Energy wants 1,000 customers to try a new program that would shift electricity use to off-peak periods.
The utility company says the pilot program offers time of use rates to save customers money and help manage the demand on the electric system.
Peak energy use times during the summer are weekdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Under the pilot program, the cost for energy during that period would be about 13.5 cents per kilowatt hour.
Using energy during off-peak times would cost about 5.5 cents per kilowatt hour. The hours and costs would change during the winter.
The utility says the three-year pilot program is restricted to 1,000 customers each year.
Associated Press information from: Lawrence Journal-World