PSC Rejects Conway's Request To Halt Rate case

by Gabe Bullard

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has denied a request from the Attorney General’s office to throw out a rate case for LG&E and KU.

The two utilities have asked the PSC to approve a rate increase for infrastructure improvements and to recoup losses incurred after recent storms. The PSC also must rule in a separate filing on the proposed sale of LG&E and KU to Pennsylvania-based PPL.

Saying the sale would affect the utilities’ financial conditions, Attorney General Jack Conway asked the PSC to throw out the rate case until after the sale goes through.

LG&E and KU officials argued that the sale will affect PPL’s finances, but said the rate case is unrelated. The PSC agreed and will hold a hearing on the rate case today.

After the hearing, Conway can again file a request to throw out the rate case.