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KY Public Service Commission Urged to Limit LG&E and Kentucky Utilities Rate Hikes

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KY Public Service Commission Hosting Public (Virtual) Meetings in Louisville Gas & Electric/KY Utilities Rate Case

AARP urging ratepayers to make their voices heard before and during virtual public meetings in the LG&E/KY Utilities (No. 2020-00350/2020-00349).

LOUISVILLE, KY — AARP Kentucky is calling on the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to limit Louisville Gas & Electric/KY Utilities proposed unneeded electric and gas rate hike that would increase utility costs for residential customers and especially residents 50 and older.

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“AARP has a long history of fighting to prevent unneeded utility rate hikes so people 50 and older can keep more of the money they’ve earned,” said AARP Kentucky volunteer state president, Charlotte Whittaker. “And this is a big pocketbook issue for older ratepayers and their families, many of whom are struggling to balance paying utility bills during the pandemic along with buying food and medicine. We thank the Kentucky Public Service Commission for giving ratepayers a voice at the upcoming virtual hearings.”

AARP Kentucky encourages its members and all LG&E/KU customers to voice their concerns about the proposed rate increase and send comments online via: http://action.aarp.org/KYNoRateHike.

Kentucky Public Service Commission Public Virtual Meetings
The Kentucky Public Service Commission is hosting three virtual public meetings to provide information on and receive public comments regarding LG&E/KU Rate Cases. 2020-00350 & 2020-00349. Each session begins with a brief overview from PSC staff on the key elements in the case followed by public comments.
·       April 14, 2021: 1:00 pm      EST
·       April 15, 2021: 5:00 pm      EST
·       April 20, 2021: 5:00 pm      EST

Public options to submit consumer comments in the Kentucky Power Case include: (Note: No. 2020-00350/2020-00349 must be included in all public comments)
·       Sign-up for a Virtual PSC Meeting:
Send an email to psc.meeting@ky.gov and request to be added to the Virtual Meeting speakers list. The PSC asks individuals to select one of the virtual meetings in their request and include their name, address, phone, and email address.

·       Phone comments prior to the onset of the formal LG&E/KU hearing, April 26, there will be an additional chance for those wishing to provide comments, by phone. The special phone line will be made available the day of the hearing.

·       Written comments are accepted via email to KY PSC Public Information Officer psc.info@ky.gov. Include the case number: 2020-00350 (LG&E) or 2020-00349 (KU) and provide your full name and place of residence in the body of the e-mail.

·       Written comments may be sent by USPS: Kentucky Public Service Commission P.O. Box 615, 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-0615

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