Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Dave · 268 weeks ago We have the generating capacity to handle peak load in Wellington. It is part of the contract with Westar that controls our rates. Someone here decided not to utilize this capacity, so we just live with it. Duh Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 268 weeks ago Just sounds like careless or very little planing went into this, guess no one considered the possibility westar would not be finished on time? Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 268 weeks ago I’m sure could have done better. You should apply for a supervisors position at Westar and get them all in order. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 268 weeks ago We supposedly have enough generating capacity to handle our needs. No reference to the steam plant in the article, why was it not used? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 267 weeks ago I guess I missed how this was paid for. I’m sure it was another item that was in the budget somewhere. I personally fell like we dogged a bullet, I mean with needing a new water treatment plant, streets and ambulances one less thing to worry about. Can you feel my sarcasm? Not impressed… Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments From the office of the City of Wellington Â â€” AtÂ 4:11 a.m.Â on Wednesday, June 24, Power Plant personnel brought the gas turbine on-line and broke from the Westar tie, so Westar could complete their switch upgrade east of town.With this upgrade, Wellington will now be fed from the North on newly upgraded larger conductor. This project was estimated to take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours with a target time ofÂ 8:00Â A.M. This estimated time over ran and we did not get heated up from Westar until aboutÂ 8:50Â A.M.Â By this time – our load rose above our turbineâ€™s capability causing our protective relays to trip on low voltage.Our operators were able to re-energize most circuits within approximately 4 minutes and the others between 15-20 minutes when Westar heated back up. We apologize for the inconvenience of the power outage and our crews worked feverishly to keep the outage to a minimum. Â This switch upgrade will be a great improvement for reliability and voltage issues. In the past, Westar has had to send someone to drive out the line and operate their switches. The new switches they have installed are motor operated and remote controlled from their operation center.This should reduce outage time greatly. This again gave our line crews time to do some routine maintenance on our own 69KV line. Between June 19-23, the turbine has run an average of eight hours per day. Thank you for your patience.Follow us on Twitter.