Kentucky Utilities

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Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are planning a new way to offer solar energy to residential customers. 

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Governor Matt Bevin appointed Greg Thomas as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Tuesday. Thomas previously worked in the private sector for LG&E and KU Energy LLC for more than 25 years. 

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Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric are looking to increase access to electric power charging stations across the state.

The companies filed requests with the Kentucky Service Commission Friday in light of a report by the Electric Power Research Institute that indicates interest in electric transportation is growing.

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a settlement reducing base rate increases sought by the Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities companies. 

Under the agreement, rates will increase for LG&E and KU customers, but will be smaller than those requested by the utilities late last year.  

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Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities are proposing to withdraw the rate case pending before the Kentucky Public Service Commission, after reaching a settlement with intervenors.

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding a public meeting to discuss Kentucky Utilities Company's proposed 9.6 percent rate increase that would raise a customer’s average monthly bill by $11 dollars.

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Kentucky Utilities plans to ask the Public Service Commission to raise its base rate for electricity to cover the construction of a natural gas unit.

The utility’s Director of Media Relations Natasha Collins says they have filed a notice with the PSC to raise rates from nearly nine cents per kilowatt hour to 10.5 cents. The recent increase in Paducah Power System’s base rate is set at more than 11 cents and rises to nearly 13 and a half cents with Power Cost Adjustment according to its website.

Plans have been scrapped for a proposed natural gas power plant in western Kentucky. 

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric announced plans last year to construct a $700 million facility in Muhlenberg County. 

The utilities announced this week the project was canceled because nine municipalities have chosen to terminate their contracts with the utility companies. 

State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville is disappointed by the loss of construction jobs.

"It would have brought people into the county to live, to work, and maybe even settle here at some point in time," said Yonts. "It will have a substantial negative impact on the county because we will not be getting the benefit of that work."

A new natural gas plant would have made up for the loss of an old coal-fired power plant in Muhlenberg County that’s slated to close next spring. 

KU and LG&E still plan to build a solar-generating plant, but Yonts believes it would have less economic impact.

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In the third of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly.

See more about Nancy's work on her website.

In the second of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss  her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. In this conversation, they speak about the 'rules that keep the power flowing, how an invisible web of federal rules and regulations governs electric utility operations and affect your bills,' an article written by Grant.. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

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