electricity 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 '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 LG&E, KU Rates to Increase in 2013 http://wkms.org/post/lge-ku-rates-increase-2013 <p></p><p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission accepted a settlement increasing the base electric and natural gas rates for Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers. The rate increases take effect Jan. 1. The average monthly bill for a KU residential customer will increase around $5. LG&amp;E electric customers can expect around a $4 increase and natural gas customers a $5.50 increase. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:11:30 +0000 Whitney Jones 25983 at http://wkms.org LG&E, KU Rates to Increase in 2013 TVA Becoming Less Coal Dependent http://wkms.org/post/tva-becoming-less-coal-dependent <p>The Tennessee Valley Authority's reliance on coal has dropped and the use of natural gas as fuel to generate electricity has increased. The Commercial Appeal reports TVA's use of gas climbed 70 percent in the fiscal year ended September 30. At the same time, coal-fired generation declined 30 percent from fiscal year 2011. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:27:52 +0000 The Associated Press & Angela Hatton 22967 at http://wkms.org TVA Becoming Less Coal Dependent W. Ky. Aluminum Smelter Could Close http://wkms.org/post/w-ky-aluminum-smelter-could-close <p>Nearly 700 employees at an aluminum smelter in Hawesville may lose their jobs because the power costs to operate the plant are too high. Century Aluminum Company says it gave a 12-month notice Monday to terminate its power contract with Big Rivers Electric Corp. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:55:56 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 21031 at http://wkms.org W. Ky. Aluminum Smelter Could Close TVA Will Not Raise Electricity Rates for Customers http://wkms.org/post/tva-will-not-raise-electricity-rates-customers <p>The Tennessee Valley Authority will keep electricity rates the same for customers in the coming fiscal year. TVA's board of directors voted today to approve an over eleven billion dollar budget without raising rate hikes for the fiscal year that begins October 1st. The federal utility provides electricity to 9 million people in seven states, including Kentucky and Tennessee. &nbsp;TVA CEO Tom Kilgore also announced at the meeting that he will be retiring after 6 years in the position. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:01:06 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 20876 at http://wkms.org TVA Will Not Raise Electricity Rates for Customers TVA board to decide budget, power rates http://wkms.org/post/tva-board-decide-budget-power-rates <p>Electricity rates for Tennessee Valley Authority customers in seven states, including Kentucky and Tennessee, are on today’s agenda for the utility's board of directors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:24:50 +0000 The Associated Press 20853 at http://wkms.org TVA board to decide budget, power rates TVA electricity: winter sales down, summer sales up http://wkms.org/post/tva-electricity-winter-sales-down-summer-sales <p>A 5 percent increase in electricity sales from hot weather this summer has boosted the Tennessee Valley Authority&rsquo;s profits this quarter. But it wasn&rsquo;t enough to offset the 5.9 percent drop that came with last winter&rsquo;s mild patterns. TVA officials couldn&#39;t say whether they&#39;d increase power rates at the start of the new fiscal year in October until after its board meets later this month.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:16:54 +0000 Associated Press 20178 at http://wkms.org