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.
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.
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.
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.
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… Continue reading Utility Rate Hearing Concludes in Frankfort
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.
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.
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.… Continue reading PSC To Hold Rate Case Hearing In Louisville Monday
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… Continue reading Resolution Takes Aim At LG&E Rate Increase Request
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.