Louisville Gas and Electric

LG&E, KU, Approved to Offer Additional Energy Efficiency Programs

by Erica Peterson November 26, 2011

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities will offer three new and four expanded energy efficiency programs to ratepayers next year. The programs recently approved by the Public Service Commission include a rebate for new Energy Star appliances, as well as a rebate for customers who recycle their old refrigerators and freezers. LG&E spokeswoman Liz […]

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LG&E, KU Settlement Includes Retrofit Delays, More Money for Energy Assistance

by Erica Peterson November 10, 2011

Utility companies, environmental groups, non-profits and the state have reached an agreement in a rate case pending before the Kentucky Public Service Commission. The settlement was presented to commissioners today in Frankfort. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ original plan included $2.5 billion in environmental upgrades. The new agreement is cheaper—$2.25 billion. That’s because […]

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PSC Issues Recommendations to Address LG&E, KU Customer Service Issues

by admin November 10, 2011

by Ron Smith, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Public Service Commission has issued recommendations it hopes will improve satisfaction with Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ customer service. In September, an independent audit found numerous faults with the utilities, ranging from mistaken meter readings to unresponsive call centers. Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovych (mel-nuh-KO-vich) predicts […]

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Settlement Reached in LG&E, KU Rate Hearing

by Erica Peterson November 9, 2011

Representative from all sides of a proposed utility rate increase have reached a settlement agreement. Public Service Commissioners will consider the deal tomorrow. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are seeking permission to make $2.5 billion worth of environmental upgrades to power plants, the costs of which would be passed along to ratepayers. There […]

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Consultant Will Testify About Flaws in KU, LG&E Rate Proposal

by Erica Peterson November 8, 2011

Hearings begin tomorrow in Frankfort, as the Kentucky Public Service Commission considers a request for environmental upgrades and higher rates from Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities. Commissioners will also hear from a consultant who has found flaws with the request. The utility companies are proposing to spend $2.5 billion to bring their fleets […]

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Metro Government Fines LG&E for Coal Ash Violations at Cane Run

by Erica Peterson November 7, 2011

Louisville Gas and Electric is facing a fine of up to $26,000. The penalty levied by Metro Government is in response to equipment malfunctions that caused clouds of coal ash to leave the company’s Cane Run plant. The Notice of Violation–sent on Friday–alleges ash from LG&E’s Cane Run power station left the company’s property on several […]

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LG&E Fined Up to $26,000 for Coal Ash Problems at Cane Run

by Erica Peterson November 4, 2011

Louisville Metro Government has fined Louisville Gas and Electric for several violations surrounding equipment malfunctions at the company’s Cane Run Power Station. In the Notice of Violation, the Air Pollution Control District fines the company $26,000, but notes the company could enter in a settlement with the district and undertake remedial action. If LG&E chooses […]

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LG&E Dismisses Metro Government Coal Ash Sampling; Releases New Data

by Erica Peterson November 1, 2011

Louisville Gas and Electric says the company has found little evidence of coal ash settling on homes near its Cane Run Power Station. The company is dismissing sampling performed by Louisville Metro Government that showed ash was present. Residents living near the Cane Run power plant in southwest Louisville say dust and coal ash leave […]

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Metro Goverment Sampling Finds More Ash on Homes Near Cane Run

by Erica Peterson October 31, 2011

New samples taken by Louisville Metro Government confirm earlier evidence that coal ash is leaving Louisville Gas and Electric’s Cane Run Power Station and contaminating nearby homes. Samples analyzed by LG&E months ago showed high concentrations of ash on a nearby home, but the company qualified the results by pointing out that ash may have […]

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Louisville Coal Ash Pond Reclassified as ‘High Hazard’

by Erica Peterson October 31, 2011

The federal government has reclassified eleven coal ash ponds around the country as “high hazard.” A coal ash pond at Louisville Gas and Electric’s Mill Creek Power Station is one that changed classification. The Environmental Protection Agency rates a coal ash pond—used on site to store coal combustion byproducts—as ‘high hazard’ if it’s in an […]

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