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House Passes Bill To Study PSC Election, Expansion

by Tony McVeigh on March 2, 2011

The Kentucky House is ordering a study to determine if state Public Service Commission members should be elected, not appointed. But it was a close vote.

Last month, the Senate voted to expand the Public Service Commission from three to seven members, elected by the people, instead of appointed by the governor. However the House, on an extremely close vote, has decided to just study the issue. Among opponents was House Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover.

“In all due respect, if it was a true study to look at the issue and to look at the effects and concerns raised by all those groups that expressed their opposition, they would be included in this study and this task force. They’re not,” he said.

The bill squeaked through the House on a 48-46 vote, with six members not voting. Since it was amended in the House, the bill now returns to the Senate.

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Bill to Expand and Elect Public Service Commission Revised, Now Calls for Study

by Tony McVeigh February 28, 2011

A Senate bill aimed at expanding the Kentucky Public Service Commission to seven members, elected by the people, has been altered in House committee. The bill now calls for creation of a legislative task force to study the issue and make recommendations for next year.

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Public Service Commission Joins Twitter

by Gabe Bullard August 6, 2010

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has begun communicating with customers, 140 characters at a time.

The PSC has joined Twitter, and will use the service to send short messages about utility hearings and power outages.

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Utilities Prevail In Rate Case

by tcveigh July 30, 2010

Rate hikes for Kentucky’s two largest utilities have been approved in Frankfort. The increases come over the objections of the state attorney general’s office.

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Utility Rate Hearing Concludes in Frankfort

by scrosby June 9, 2010

by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh What was expected to be a two-day rate hearing in Frankfort for Kentucky’s two largest utilities wrapped up on the first day. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities originally sought a combined $252 million rate increase, but at the start of the hearing, announced they were lowering the […]

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Hearing Begins In Utility Rate Case

by Gabe Bullard June 8, 2010

LG&E and KU lowered their requests and now are seeking 189-million dollars in rate hikes, at the same time the utilities are being sold to Pennsylvania Power and Light. But before the hearing, the Public Service Commission denied a motion from the attorney general’s office seeking dismissal of the rate cases while the sale is pending.

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PSC Rejects Conway's Request To Halt Rate case

by Gabe Bullard June 8, 2010

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.

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PSC To Hold Rate Case Hearing In Louisville Monday

by Gabe Bullard May 2, 2010

by Gabe Bullard The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold a public meeting in Louisville Monday on a proposed utility rate increase. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have asked the PSC to approve a rate increase. The money would be used for infrastructure improvements and to recoup losses from ice and wind storms. […]

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Resolution Takes Aim At LG&E Rate Increase Request

by Gabe Bullard March 10, 2010

by Gabe Bullard A resolution addressing utility rate increases will be given first reading in Thursday’s Metro Council meeting. The Louisville Gas and Electric company is asking the Public Service Commission to approve a rate increase. for infrastructure improvements and to recoup losses from ice and wind storms. The resolution asks the PSC to deny […]

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PSC To Hear Arguments For Wind Power Surcharge Hearing

by Gabe Bullard December 15, 2009

The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hear arguments tomorrow (Wednesday) on whether to hold another proceeding on Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities’ request to use surcharges to pay for a wind power contract.

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