The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. , but reduced them below the levels agreed to earlier by the utilities and other parties to the cases.
Kentucky Utilities' customers will pay more for their monthly electric bill while Louisville Gas & Electric customers will pay more for their gas bills according to a settlement reached Tuesday concerning the companies' rate requests.
Record low temperatures and no heat is not a good combination. Kentucky Utilities says it happened throughout the Bluegrass Thursday morning when people lost their power which in turn made them lose heat.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a new energy efficiency plan for Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric that will mean an increase in the monthly surcharge for the conservation program.