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

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 […]

PSC Hears Testimony on Proposed Utility Rate Increase

About 50 people gathered at a middle school in West Louisville tonight to tell the state’s Public Service Commission what they think about proposed utility rate increases. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have both proposed rate increases to help the companies recover the costs for new pollution-reducing technology that will soon be required by […]

PSC Will Hold Public Meeting on Utility Increases in Louisville Tonight

One of the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s public meetings on proposed utility rate increases is scheduled for tonight in Louisville. Commissioners will give an educational presentation about the request, then take testimony from the public. Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have requested that the PSC allow them to raise utility rates to pay […]

PSC Sets Dates for Public Comment on Rate Increases

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled four public meetings next month around the state so commissioners can hear testimony from the public about proposed utility rate increases. 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 […]

Storm Damage May Lead to Higher Electricity Rates

Saturday evening’s storm knocked out power to more than 120,000 area residents, and crews have been working since then to restore electricity. The work will be expensive, and ratepayers will shoulder the burden. Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have a special account they use to finance storm damages. But in the case of […]

Senate Passes Legislation Requiring PSC Members To Be Elected, Not Appointed

Among other things, the Public Service Comission rules on utilities’ requests to raise rates. The legislation comes amid widespread criticism from consumers across Kentucky about rising electric rates.

The bill calls for the PSC to be expanded from three to seven. Each congressional district would elect one member to the panel, and another at-large member would also serve.