Wellington, Westar to cut ties for one day next week

Create: 02/16/2016 - 12:20

Press release from the City of Wellington

WELLINGTON, Kan. - The City of Wellington received a request from Westar on Tuesday February 9, 2016, for Wellington to cut its tie with them starting Monday, February 22, at 7:00 AM, until Tuesday February 23, at 5:00 PM.

During this time period, Wellington will be required to generate power with the gas turbine, and carry the City’s entire electric load.

The gas turbine is ready and fully operational and we do not anticipate any problems. In the unlikely event the gas turbine would trip off­line and could not be restarted, Westar has confirmed with the project manager, that power could be restored to Wellington within a couple of hours.

Please call 620­326­3631 with any questions.

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