Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have requested the PSC allow them to raise utility rates to pay for environmental upgrades to their power plants. LG&E estimates total electric bills will rise by about 19 percent by 2016 for their customers, and KU customers will see bills increase by about 12 percent.
PSC spokesman Andrew Melnykovych says each meeting will begin with an informational presentation, and will end with a public comment session.
“At a time when electric utilities in Kentucky are being affected by a number of new environmental regulations, these meetings offer the public an opportunity to learn more about how environmental compliance costs are reflected in rates,” he said.
The public meetings are scheduled for:
Henderson: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 5:30p.m. CDT
Henderson Fine Arts Center, Henderson Community College
2660 S. Green Street
Louisville: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 5:30p.m. EDT
Auditorium, Johnson Traditional Middle School
2509 Wilson Avenue
Lexington: Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 5:30p.m. EDT
Auditorium, Bryan Station High School
201 Eastin Road
Corbin: Thursday, September 8, 2011, 5:30p.m. EDT
Auditorium, Lynn Camp High School
100 North Kentucky Highway 830