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WESTERN RESOURCES INC. IS THE PARENT COMPANY OF KPL, WHICH DISTRIBUTES ELECTRICITY TO LAWRENCE AND ELSEWHERE IN NORTHEASTERN KANSAS.

September 20, 1998

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KPL has a generation plant near Lawrence that contributes to Western Resources' total generation capacity of 5,312 megawatts. In 1996, Western Resources produced 23 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

The company operates about 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines with interconnections to 11 other electric utilities in the central United States.

Western Resources' distribution system is composed of the KPL and KGE operating groups. Together, they distribute electricity to more than 600,000 customers in Kansas. Retail sales for 1996 totaled 16.66 million megawatt-hours. KPL's operations headquarters are in Topeka. KGE is based in Wichita.

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