As of 6:30am this morning, 31,600 LG&E customers in Jefferson County are without power. In southern Indiana, 1,600 Duke Energy customers are without power. LG&E/KU Outage Map Duke Outage information There are still many intersections without working traffic lights, so be careful as you approach and treat such intersections as a four-way stop. LG&E officials… Continue reading 6:40am Update: No Classes, More Residents Get Power
The latest word we have from LG&E/KU is that 69,000 customers are without power in the Louisville metro after Saturday’s storm. Duke is reporting about 11,000 customers without power in southern Indiana. LG&E/KU Outage Map Duke Outage information Last night, LG&E Senior Vice President Chris Hermann told us it will take days to restore electricity,… Continue reading 11am Power Update: 69,000 Customers Without Power
Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are preparing to ask the Public Service Commission for rate increases that will take effect over the next five years. Company officials say the hikes are necessary to comply with environmental regulations. To comply with federal law, the utilities have to make their coal burning power plants pollute less.… Continue reading LG&E, KU Requesting Rate Increases
Winds in excess of 60 mph downed trees and power lines during last night’s storms, and knocked out power to more than 20,000 homes in the metro area. As of 5:30am, LG&E and KU report that about 7,000 customers are without power, as crews work to restore electricity. The storms caused some scattered property damage… Continue reading Storms Down Power Lines, Trees, Leaving Thousands Without Power
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.
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 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.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has scheduled a series of hearings to allow residents of the Commonwealth to sound off on proposed electricity rate increases.