Kentucky Utilities

Environment
4:58 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 3

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.

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Environment
12:52 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 2

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.

Business
12:17 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Muhlenberg County to Get New Gas-Fired Power Plant

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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.

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.

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Environment
2:58 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

'On the Grid,' How Regulations Keep Electric Utilities Running Smoothly

Nancy Grant
Credit Jim Battles

In the first 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. 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. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Society
7:17 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Ways to Save Energy, Conserve Electricity

With winter weather comes another opportunity to save energy around the home.  In so doing, it can also help utilities conserve electricity.   Old power hungry and heat generating appliances can drive up the monthly electric bill.  Kentucky Utilities Spokeswoman Liz Pratt says it can be a sizeable cost.

“In about 70 percent of the home energy use can be used in the heating and cooling of appliances.  So, that is a significant amount of monthly energy usage going to heating and cooling appliances,” said Pratt.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Kentucky Utilities to Pay Millions For Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

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Kentucky Utilities will spend $57 million to install updated pollution control equipment and pay civil penalties under the terms of a proposed consent decree.

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.

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Science
3:10 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Energy Conservation Program Could Help Utilities Hold Off on New Power Plant

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An energy-saving program that’s been around since 2001 is starting to see a steady uptick in the number of participants.

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