Kentucky Utilities http://wkms.org en 'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 3 http://wkms.org/post/grid-regulations-electric-utilities-part-3 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In the third of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss her series “On The Grid” for&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky Living</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;magazine, about how regulation Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:58:17 +0000 Kate Lochte 36135 at http://wkms.org 'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 3 'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 2 http://wkms.org/post/grid-regulations-electric-utilities-part-2 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In the second of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss &nbsp;her series &ldquo;On The Grid&rdquo; for&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Kentucky Living</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. In this conversation, they speak about the &#39;rules that keep the power flowing, how an invisible web of federal rules and regulations governs electric utility operations and affect your bills,&#39; an article written by Grant..&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nancygrant.us/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">See more about Nancy&#39;s work on her website</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:52:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 35424 at http://wkms.org 'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 2 Muhlenberg County to Get New Gas-Fired Power Plant http://wkms.org/post/muhlenberg-county-get-new-gas-fired-power-plant <p></p><p>Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are asking for approval to build a new 700 million dollar natural gas-fired generating plant in western Kentucky, and a smaller solar-powered station at one of their existing sites.</p><p>Spokeswoman Chris Whelan said the new gas-fired facility in Muhlenberg County will be similar to the station being built at Cane Run in Jefferson County. The companies are phasing out three of their coal-fired plants. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:17:15 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 35423 at http://wkms.org Muhlenberg County to Get New Gas-Fired Power Plant 'On the Grid,' How Regulations Keep Electric Utilities Running Smoothly http://wkms.org/post/grid-how-regulations-keep-electric-utilities-running-smoothly <p>In the first of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss &nbsp;her series “On The Grid” for <em>Kentucky Living</em> magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. They speak about month's feature, which takes a look at how utility companies operated in the past, in order to understand the present and future. <a href="http://www.nancygrant.us/">See more about Nancy's work on her website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:58:22 +0000 Kate Lochte 34757 at http://wkms.org 'On the Grid,' How Regulations Keep Electric Utilities Running Smoothly Ways to Save Energy, Conserve Electricity http://wkms.org/post/ways-save-energy-conserve-electricity <p></p><p>With winter weather comes another opportunity to save energy around the home.&nbsp; In so doing, it can also help utilities conserve electricity.&nbsp;&nbsp; Old power hungry and heat generating appliances can drive up the monthly electric bill.&nbsp; Kentucky Utilities Spokeswoman Liz Pratt says it can be a sizeable cost.</p><p><em>“In about 70 percent of the home energy use can be used in the heating and cooling of appliances.&nbsp; So, that is a significant amount of monthly energy usage going to heating and cooling appliances,” said Pratt.</em> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:17:58 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 26457 at http://wkms.org Ways to Save Energy, Conserve Electricity Kentucky Utilities to Pay Millions For Alleged Clean Air Act Violations http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-utilities-pay-millions-alleged-clean-air-act-violations <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Kentucky Utilities will spend $57 million to install updated pollution control equipment and pay civil penalties under the terms of a proposed consent decree.</p><p>The money will go to installing a sulfuric acid mist emission control system at the company’s Ghent power plant, replace a coal-fired boiler and pay $300,000 in fines to the Environmental Protection Agency. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:24:57 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 26329 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Utilities to Pay Millions For Alleged Clean Air Act Violations Energy Conservation Program Could Help Utilities Hold Off on New Power Plant http://wkms.org/post/energy-conservation-program-could-help-utilities-hold-new-power-plant <p>An energy-saving program that&rsquo;s been around since 2001 is starting to see a steady uptick in the number of participants.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:10:40 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 19962 at http://wkms.org Energy Conservation Program Could Help Utilities Hold Off on New Power Plant