Public Service Commission to take public comment in Hazard, Ashland in Kentucky Power rate case

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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.

The meetings will be Nov. 6 in Hazard and Nov. 8 in Ashland. Details of the meetings are as follows:

Hazard
Monday, November 6, 5:30 p.m. EST
Auditorium
Perry Central High School
305 Park Avenue

Ashland
Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 p.m. EST
Auditorium
Bellefonte Pavilion
2000 Ashland Drive

The public comment portion of the meeting will be preceded by a presentation by PSC staff on the regulatory processes governing the case and an overview of the Kentucky Power application.

A public meeting also will be held Nov. 2 in Prestonsburg

For those unable to attend the meetings, the presentation made by the PSC staff, including a video version, will be available on the PSC website, psc.ky.gov, on Nov. 6. Comments made at the meetings will be recorded on video and made available on the PSC website as part of the case file.

The presentation by PSC staff and a question-and-answer period will last an hour. Public comments will follow.

In addition to the public meetings, the PSC will conduct a formal evidentiary hearing in the case, beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The hearing, which is expected to last several days, will be held at the PSC offices at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort. It will be open to the public and may be viewed live on the PSC website.

Written comments will be accepted through the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing. They may be mailed to the PSC at P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, KY 40602, faxed to 502-564-3460, e-mailed from the PSC website or submitted in person at the public meetings or at the PSC offices.

Kentucky Power’s application and other records in the case are available on the PSC website. The case number is 2017-00179.

The PSC is an independent agency attached for administrative purposes to the Energy and Environment Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky.

From Public Service Commission

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