Utility Customers Reponsible for Some Repairs

Less than 4000 Louisvillians are still without power after last week’s ice storm. Some customers who have had service restored may have to shoulder some of the responsibility before getting their power back. LG&E is responsible for maintaining power lines, poles and transformers, but each customer is responsible their own meter and masthead. The masthead is […]

LG&E Works to Deter Copper Thefts

Kentucky’s two largest utility companies are employing micro-encryption to help nab copper thieves. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities – both owned by E.ON U.S. – are marking their power lines with a type of invisible ink. They’re also training salvage operators to identify the markings so they can catch thieves and return the […]

Process Underway to Vet Utility Rate Increases

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has begun the process of vetting rate increase proposals from Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. The official paperwork for the proposals was filed yesterday. PSC spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says they’ll have an informal meeting with the involved parties in the coming weeks to set a procedural schedule. Those […]