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

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

Heating Assistance Demand Constant, Next Phase of Funding Facing Cuts

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

Utility Rate Hearing Concludes in Frankfort

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

Hearing Begins In Utility Rate Case

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.

Commission Holds Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases

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

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