Kentucky Public Service Commission http://wkms.org en Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved http://wkms.org/post/atmos-energy-annual-rate-increase-approved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Atmos</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&nbsp;Public Service Commission PSC</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:23 +0000 Troy Taylor 40079 at http://wkms.org Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved PSC Calls on Utilities to Work with Customers Facing Large Bills http://wkms.org/post/psc-calls-utilities-work-customers-facing-large-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Public Service Commission is calling on the state’s power providers to work with customers who are having difficulty paying extremely large heating bills after this winter's arctic temperatures.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:33:52 +0000 John Null 38887 at http://wkms.org PSC Calls on Utilities to Work with Customers Facing Large Bills Kentucky Public Service Commission Sets Final Meetings for Big Rivers Rate Case http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-public-service-commission-sets-final-meetings-big-rivers-rate-case <p></p><p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission holds the final public meetings for the Big Rivers Electric rate case next Wednesday.</p><p>The PSC’s meeting is in Frankfort, but the public may voice their concerns about a 20 percent rate increase through a video conference. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:42:27 +0000 Whitney Jones 37755 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Public Service Commission Sets Final Meetings for Big Rivers Rate Case Big Rivers Customers Can Expect Another Rate Increase, As Sebree Smelter Opts Out of Contract http://wkms.org/post/big-rivers-customers-can-expect-another-rate-increase-sebree-smelter-opts-out-contract <p>The Big Rivers Electric Corp. will be forced to raise rates again for its 113,000 customers, as a second western Kentucky aluminum smelter has reached an agreement to purchase its electricity on the free market. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:01:00 +0000 John Null 36810 at http://wkms.org Big Rivers Customers Can Expect Another Rate Increase, As Sebree Smelter Opts Out of Contract Coalition Forms to Oppose Electricity Rate Increase in Western Kentucky from Smelter Deal http://wkms.org/post/coalition-forms-oppose-electricity-rate-increase-western-kentucky-smelter-deal <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A coalition of western Kentucky businesses and residents has formed in hopes of minimizing the fallout of an electricity rates deal between Big Rivers Electric Co-Op and western Kentucky aluminum smelters. Fri, 17 May 2013 16:24:59 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31685 at http://wkms.org Coalition Forms to Oppose Electricity Rate Increase in Western Kentucky from Smelter Deal Atmos Energy to Raise Prices http://wkms.org/post/atmos-energy-raise-prices <p></p><p>Kentucky Atmos Energy customers may be hit with a rate hike in the near future.</p><p>The company has asked the Kentucky Public Service Commission for a $13.3 million rate increase to help with infrastructure improvement costs. This means a monthly gas bill increase of about $4.50 for the average Atmos customer.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:58:24 +0000 John Null 31643 at http://wkms.org Atmos Energy to Raise Prices Big Rivers Electric Customers Can Expect Rate Increases http://wkms.org/post/big-rivers-electric-customers-can-expect-rate-increases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big Rivers Electric customers in western Kentucky can expect a marginal increase in their rates soon but a much larger increase could be coming their way in July. The Kentucky Public Service Commission reaffirmed a 2011 decision that decreased subsidies for two aluminum smelters, fixed a $450,000 mathematical error and added legal costs, which adds 45 cents to the average customer’s bill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:23:11 +0000 Whitney Jones 27432 at http://wkms.org Big Rivers Electric Customers Can Expect Rate Increases New 364 Area Code Coming to Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/new-364-area-code-coming-western-kentucky <p></p><p>A new 364 area code is coming to western Kentucky. The new area code will occupy the same geographic region as the current 270 code. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:14:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 25786 at http://wkms.org New 364 Area Code Coming to Western Kentucky Public Service Commision to Reveal New Area Code Plan http://wkms.org/post/public-service-commision-reveal-new-area-code-plan <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Public Service Commission will announce today whether or not it will create a new area code for the western part of the Commonwealth. The cell phone boom has resulted in using nearly all of the numbers available with the current 270 area code. The new area code would be designated as 364. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:54:15 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25765 at http://wkms.org Public Service Commision to Reveal New Area Code Plan New Area Code Meeting Draws Small Audience http://wkms.org/post/new-area-code-meeting-draws-small-audience <p>The meeting about the new area code for western Kentucky drew a small audience Wednesday. Only three people attended meeting at Hopkinsville Community College. Kentucky Public Service Commission spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says the meeting was held to explain the reasons behind a new area&nbsp;code and the options for adding a new one. One solution is an overlay, which means the 364 area code would apply to all of western Kentucky in addition to the existing 270 area code. The other option is a split. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:25 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23437 at http://wkms.org New Area Code Meeting Draws Small Audience