Public Service Commission - Recent Headlines
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- REMINDER: PSC to Take Public Comments in LG&E Rate Case in Louisville on March 30
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meetings in Louisville next Monday to present information and receive comments on the request by the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) for a rate increase.
- REMINDER: PSC Public Meetings in Kentucky Power Rate Case Next Week in Hazard, Louisa
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold two meetings next week to receive public comments on a rate increase proposed by Kentucky Power Co.
- PSC Authorizes Abandonment of Cedarbrook Sewer System - Seeks takeover by Harrison Co. Sanitation District before April 30 shutdown date
Friday, March 13, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the abandonment of the Cedarbrook sewer system, a small utility serving 52 homes in southern Harrison County, unless it is taken over by April 30 by the Harrison County Sanitation District.
- PSC Sets Public Meetings inLexington and Louisville in KU, LG&E Rate Cases
Monday, March 09, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).
- PSC OKs Move of EKPC Coal Ash from Ponds to Landfill - Waste to be trucked across Clark County
Friday, March 06, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a proposal by East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. (EKPC) to move 560,000 cubic yards of coal combustion waste from near the Kentucky River to a new storage facility across Clark County.
- PSC to Take Comments in Pikeville in Mountain Water District Rate Case
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a meeting in Pikeville next month to receive public comments on a rate increase proposed by Mountain Water District. The Thursday, April 16, meeting will be held in conjunction with a public comment meeting on the rate increase sought by Kentucky Power Co.
- PSC to Take Public Comments Hazard, Louisa and Pikeville in Kentucky Power Rate Case
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold three meetings to receive public comments on a rate increase proposed by Kentucky Power Co. The meetings will be March 24 in Hazard, March 25 in Louisa and April 16 in Pikeville.
- Siting Board Approves Application for Greenup County Plant: Electric generating facility would use waste heat from coke ovens
Monday, February 23, 2015
The Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting has granted a construction certificate for an electric generating plant and associated electric transmission line at a planned coke plant in northern Greenup County.
- PSC Approves Energy Efficiency Plan for Kentucky Power - Program portfolio will change; residential surcharge declines
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a revised slate of residential and commercial energy efficiency and demand side management (DSM) programs for Kentucky Power Co.
- PSC Urges Caution As Winter Storm Approaches - Improper use of generators, heaters can be extremely dangerous
Sunday, February 15, 2015
With dangerous winter weather bearing down on Kentucky tonight, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.
- PSC Bars $54 Million in Kentucky Power Fuel Cost Recovery: Utility ordered to credit ratepayers $13 million in charges already collected
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has prohibited Kentucky Power Co. from charging its customers about $54 million in fuel costs deemed to be unreasonable by the PSC and directed the utilty to refund, through a credit on future bills, $13 million in fuel costs that it collected during the first four months of last year. Kentucky Power also must either refund or forego collection of an estimated $41 million in additional fuel costs that was to be collected through the end of May 2015. The PSC also criticized Kentucky Power for providing incomplete and misleading information to the PSC during an earlier case involving the utility’s purchase of a 50-percent share in the Mitchell power plant in West Virginia to replace the Big Sandy No. 2 generating unit in Lawrence County
- PSC Grants Rate Adjustment to Cumberland Valley Electric - Utility revenue will increase 2.4 percent; request cut by more than one-third
Friday, January 16, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) today granted a rate adjustment to Cumberland Valley Electric that will allow the electric distribution cooperative to increase annual revenue by about $968,000, or 2.43 percent. That is 60 percent of the $1.6 million increase (3.95 percent) requested by Cumberland Valley
- PSC Closes Review of LG&E and KU Customer Service: Companies have met all targets set by 2011 management audit
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has ended its heightened scrutiny of the consumer service operations of Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) because the two companies have completed the improvements recommended in the final report of a management review completed in September 2011.
- PSC OKs New Filtration Plant for Kentucky-American Water - Upgraded facility will replace 90-year-old building, cost $15.6 million
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized Kentucky-American Water Co. to replace a 90-year-old filtration facility at its water treatment plant on Richmond Road in Lexington.
- PSC OKs Kentucky’s First Utility-scale Solar Power Project - KU, LG&E will build 10-megawatt array at plant in Mercer County
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the construction of the state’s first major solar-powered electric generating facility, a 10-megawatt array to be built by Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County.
- PSC OKs Duke Energy Kentucky Purchaseof Full Ownership of East Bend Power Plant in Rabbit Hash
Monday, December 08, 2014
Duke Energy Kentucky will become the sole owner of the East Bend electric power plant in Boone County following Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) approval of the company’s purchase of a minority interest held by Dayton Power & Light Co. (DP&L) of Ohio. The transaction means that Duke Kentucky will now have a majority of its generating capacity – including all of its coal-fired base load plants - located in Kentucky, rather than Ohio.
- PSC To Take Public Comments in Smart Grid Case - Sessions in Frankfort on Dec. 16 & 17
Friday, December 05, 2014
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold two meetings in order to receive comments from the public on whether Kentucky should implement “Smart Grid” technologies - including smart meters - and electric prices that are tied to the time of usage. Both meetings will be held at the PSC offices, at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort. The first will begin at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The second session will begin at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
- PSC Selects Consultant to Review Big Rivers Electric Corp. - Concentric Energy Advisors will review utility’s plans to mitigate revenue decline
Monday, November 10, 2014
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has selected the consulting firm that will conduct a review of efforts by Big Rivers Electric Corp. to mitigate the effects of the departure of the utility’s two largest customers.
- PSC Allows Closure of Lovelaceville Water Company: Small utility in Ballard County will cease operations on Feb. 2, 2015
Friday, October 31, 2014
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has given permission for Lovelaceville Water Company to cease operations and to close and abandon its system, with service to any remaining customers ending on Feb. 2, 2015.
- Natural Gas Costs Increase Only Slightly For This Winter - PSC says consumers can reduce bills through energy efficiency
Friday, October 31, 2014
Natural gas costs at the start of the 2014-2015 heating season will be only slightly higher than last year, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) said today.