PSC To Hold Rate Case Hearing In Louisville Monday

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

LG and E, KU: Ike And Ice Costs Total $134 Million

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Two major power utilities in Kentucky are establishing separate accounts to recoup damage costs associated with last January’s debilitating ice storm.     Fifty-one percent of LG&E’s customers, mostly in Jefferson County, lost power during the ice storm.  Forty-percent of Kentucky Utilities’ customers were impacted, but damage to KU’s system was more severe, since most… Continue reading LG and E, KU: Ike And Ice Costs Total $134 Million

Utility Companies are Preparing for Smart Grid

Utility companies across the country are trying out technologies for a new generation of power grid. The so-called ‘smart grid’ includes not only power transmission to customers, but two-way communication between the company and households. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports on those efforts in Kentucky, and how the upgrades could affect consumers. In Erlanger, Kentucky, there… Continue reading Utility Companies are Preparing for Smart Grid

Customers to See Changes in LG&E Bills in April

Louisville’s utility company is upgrading it’s computer system, meaning customers will see some changes on their bill.  LG&E spokesperson Chris Whelan says customers will get new account numbers, which will provide perks down the road. “In the future we’ll be able to log a storm outage, or an outage of any kind, online,” says Whelan.… Continue reading Customers to See Changes in LG&E Bills in April

Freezing Rain Causes Widespread Outages (Update)

About 100,000 Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers in the Louisville area were without power at midday today, as freezing rain has brought down numerous tree limbs and power lines. The precipitation turned to snow before moving out of the Louisville area late this morning. About 176,000 Kentucky Utilities customers were also without power across the state.… Continue reading Freezing Rain Causes Widespread Outages (Update)

LG&E Hopes to Pass Along Windstorm Costs to Consumers

Louisville Gas and Electric wants to pass on the costs the company incurred from the September windstorm to customers starting as early as next year. The company has filed a report with the Public Service Commission, asking the PSC to deem the costs a ‘regulatory asset’, which could be included in a pending rate increase… Continue reading LG&E Hopes to Pass Along Windstorm Costs to Consumers