Public comment meeting scheduled for Duke rate hike

Duke Energy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The public is getting the chance to weigh in on a proposed hike in electric rates by Duke Energy.

The Public Service Commission will hold meetings in Florence and in Frankfort.

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The PSC says there will be a presentation on Duke Energy’s proposal to increase electric rates then a question-and-answer session in Florence on Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Boone County High School.

In addition to the public meeting, the PSC will conduct a hearing on the rate hike proposal in Frankfort on Tuesday, March 6 at 9 a.m.

The hearing, which is expected to last several days, will be held at the PSC offices at 211 Sower Boulevard.

It will be open to the public and may be viewed live on the PSC website,

Written comments will be accepted through the conclusion of the hearing.

They may be mailed to the PSC at P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, KY 40602, faxed to 502-564-3460, e-mailed from the PSC website or submitted in person at the public meeting or at the PSC offices.

Duke Kentucky’s application and other records in the case are available on the PSC website,

The case number is 2017-00321.

The PSC regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky.