1:06pm: The largest solar storm in five years is battering the earth today with particles traveling at four million miles per hour, and the potential to shake the planet’s magnetic field, disrupt utility grids & satellite networks, and make GPS less accurate. The storm could also trigger communication problems and additional radiation around the north… Continue reading Solar Storm Could Play Havoc With Modern Technology; How to Raise a Billion Dollars; The Hottest Pepper in the World: Today on Here and Now
Louisville officials are anticipating a cut in federal Low Income Heating Assistance Program funds, but not a drop in demand. LIHEAP has two phases: subsidy and crisis. For the subsidy phase, low-income Louisvillians can get help paying their utility bills. In the crisis phase, applicants for assistance must show proof that their utilities are about… Continue reading Heating Assistance Demand Constant, Next Phase of Funding Facing Cuts
A council committee unanimously approved Insight’s franchise agreement last week. The full council, however, sent the agreement back to the committee Thursday due to some questions about the company’s operations.
Summer assistance is now available in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications for one-time assistance for paying energy bills will be accepted starting Monday.
Conway contends that the sale will affect the need for a rate increase and that the rate increase would make the sale a better deal for PPL. He wants the PSC to dismiss the rate case, which would force PPL to re-apply for the increase later, if it’s still necessary.
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.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission is set to hold a hearing Tuesday n rate hikes proposed by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. LG&E is requesting to increase electricity rates by about 12 percent and its sister company, Kentucky Utilities, has proposed raising rates by more than 13 percent. If approved, it would mean… Continue reading Commission Holds Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases
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