Major US utilities reapply to merge

After receiving a flat-out "no" on an acquisition attempt, two major energy companies in the US are attempting to create a "merger of equals" in one of the country's largest wind states.

Westar Energy has previously used Siemens, GE, and Vestas as suppliers. In the Flat Ridge farm from 2008, now-defunct Clipper installed the turbines. | Photo: Westar Energy

Management in Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy have reached agreement regarding a merger, they announce in a press release.

The two utilities from Kansas and neighboring Missouri respectively will become one of the largest players in the midwest with around 1.6 million customers and a value of approximately USD 14 billion.

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