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PSC allows more time for net metering comments from customers; public hearing postponed to Nov. 13

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has extended the time for comments on the implementation of a recent law that will change the way in which Kentucky electric utility customers receive credit for electricity they generate from solar panels and other renewable sources. In an order issued last week, the PSC granted a request by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to allow more time for comments...

PSC to take comments on law that changes way customers receive credit for renewable sources

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has opened a case to take comments on the implementation of a recent law that will change the way in which Kentucky electric utility customers receive credit for electricity they generate from solar panels and other renewable sources. In an order issued Tuesday, the PSC said it wants to gather information that would be useful in future rate cases that will...

PSC sets public meetings in LG&E and KU rate cases; both companies requesting rate increases

The Kentucky Public Service Commission 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). “These meetings will allow the public to learn about the PSC’s ratemaking process and to present their views directly to members of the...

PSC allows KU, LG&E to drop certain energy efficiency programs after costs outweigh benefit

After a thorough review of the costs, benefits and need for demand-side management (DSM) programs offered by Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (KU/LG&E), the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized all but one of the programs proposed by the utilities. In an order issued today, the PSC found that while many of the DSM programs cost more than they save,...

Kentucky Public Service Commission denies KU and LG&E bid to deploy advanced smart meters

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has rejected a proposal by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric. Co. to deploy advanced “smart” meters and associated technology throughout their systems. In an order issued Thursday, the PSC stated that, although it “sees benefits in advanced metering,” the two utilities had “failed to provide sufficient evidence to persuade...

Public Service Commission to take public comment on KU/LG&E Smart Meter case July 9 in Louisville

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on a request by Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) for authorization to deploy an advanced metering system (“smart meters”) throughout the two utilities’ service areas. Details of the meeting are as follows: Monday, July 9, 5:30...

Public Service Commission cuts KU, LG&E bills to reflect tax changes; bills to decline by six percent

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has reduced the total annual revenue of the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and of Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) by $203.8 million to reflect the reduction in federal corporate income taxes that took effect at the first of the year. As a result of the revenue reduction, KU and LG&E residential electric customers will see their average monthly...

PSC orders for-profit utilities to track federal tax savings in effort to pass savings on to consumers

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has ordered for-profit utilities to track their savings under lower corporate tax rates that took effect yesterday, paving the way for those savings to be passed on to customers in the form of lower electric, gas or water rates. In two orders issued Dec. 27 the PSC noted that investor-owned utilities recover their federal tax expenses from ratepayers. Under...