Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his Office of Rate Intervention has entered into a settlement with LG&E and KU that will save Kentucky ratepayers $90 million annually – $33.2 million of that for residential customers.

Late last year, the utility companies proposed to the Public Service Commission a nearly $210 million increase in annual revenues. After studying the rate proposal, Beshear proposed the PSC dramatically reduce the rate request.

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Electric power use by customers of Kentucky Utilities could reach record levels by the end of the week if frigid temperatures persist, that’s according to KU’s Media Relations Manager Cliff Feltham.

The bitterly cold weather is increasing demands on the utility’s system.

Feltham says KU & LG&E have been able to meet customer demands without any problems. So far, there have been few power outages and they’ve all been brief.  He says if bitterly cold temperatures linger through the week, KU customers could set new records for electric consumption.

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Jan 18, 2015

The recent arctic blast that sent Kentuckians into a collective shiver arrived just as the window was about to open for low-income families that need help paying their bills to keep the heat on.

They can now sign up for crisis home-energy assistance. It's the second phase of a federal program commonly known as LIHEAP for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Porgram.

Mike Moynahan runs the program for Community Action Kentucky, the agency that administers the funds.

Kentucky Power is asking its customers to conserve electricity as bitter cold temperatures continue across its service region.

Spokesman Ronn Robinson says conservation measures help ensure there’s enough power to serve everyone along the grid.

“The unusual cold has led to an increased demand on electricity as customers use electricity to heat their homes. In conserving it, you help ensure that there is enough electricity on the grid to meet the need.” Ronn Robinson