Archive for Saturday, June 14, 2008

Power has been restored to Westar Energy customers affected by afternoon outage

June 14, 2008, 4:05 p.m. Updated June 14, 2008, 9:59 p.m.


Power has been restored to all of the Westar Energy customers affected by an afternoon eletrical outage in northwest Lawrence. At about 3:45 p.m. Saturday a transformer at an electrical substation blew and more than 2,600 customers were without power, according to a Westar Energy spokeswoman.


alakazam 9 years, 10 months ago

i live on 23rd and kasold and the power came on around 7 according to my hubby. i went to my boss's house since i have a kid and it was getting hot in my house after the power went out.. i called at 4:30 to westar and they said that a substation blew and would be up between 6 and 6:30. liars and if the substation transformer blew over on 6th and monterey way my boss shouldn't have had power since he lives like 1 minute from the substation

Bubarubu 9 years, 10 months ago

Don't know if its related, but there's an area on the north side of Clinton that was also without power, including the HyVee at Kasold. At 4:30, they thought they might be running again by 6, but I haven't been back. Apparently Westar had no idea what was going on and asked if there had been a storm that knocked out power to the area.

Bill Chapman 9 years, 10 months ago

This is the company that has requested a rate increase "for alternative energy resources". They are unable to keep the old standby of coal-fired steam turbines (and the power transmission equipment needed) running! The area I live in has suffered at least 5 power outages lasting longer than 15 min this year! We have also had brown outs and short losses of power lasting less then 5 min. at least 10 times this year. If this company can't provide reliable power using their current technology / equipment, why should the public be charged for them to build plants that we will NEVER use the power produced? Once again, I wonder just how the money the public, city, county, and state pays them gets used. What percentage of the total monies received goes to investment, maintenance, and profits? Why should we(Kansans) have to pay for the building of power plants that will most likely SELL the energy produced to another STATE? The only way I would ever approve of such a contrivance is if were treated as a LOAN from the people of the state to the company, to be payed back in a defined number of years with interest.

hornhunter 9 years, 10 months ago

Dracul, Bill, you really need to know a little more about the power systems before you spout! 'They are unable to keep the old standby of coal-fired steam turbines (and the power transmission equipment needed) running!'Just because your power goes out does not mean the coal fired power plant is not running, it could mean a transformer blew. Most transformers are rate for a specific load rating, and if it blows it could mean it was over worked or a squirrel is toasted. For the rest of your stupid questions, well you need to read on the subject some more!

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