Rio Tinto Alcan smelter http://wkms.org en Public Service Commission to Hold Public Meetings for Big Rivers Electric Rate Increase http://wkms.org/post/public-service-commission-hold-public-meetings-big-rivers-electric-rate-increase <p></p><p>The Kentucky Public Service Commission will conduct public hearings in Paducah, Henderson and Owensboro over a proposed rate hike for electric customers who could see their bills increase by nearly 20 percent.</p><p>The proposed hike comes as Big Rivers Electric attempts to raise a $74.5 million to fill a budget hole left by its biggest customer, Century Aluminum and pay debt obligations.</p><p>The possible 20 percent increase would account for an extra $24 per month for the average customer. Industrial customers would see nearly 17 percent rate increases. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:05:30 +0000 Whitney Jones 31892 at http://wkms.org Public Service Commission to Hold Public Meetings for Big Rivers Electric Rate Increase