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PSC to take public comments in KU/LG&E smart meter case

Outcome of meeting affects customers of KU and LG&E a large number of whom are in the CM 7 County area. All customers should be aware of responsibilities and costs of opt-out feature with smart meters.
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By Andrew Melnykovych
Director of Communications, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting Monday to provide information and receive public comments on a request by Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) for authorization to deploy an advanced metering system ("smart meters") throughout the two utilities' service areas. The Public Meeting will be at 4:30pmCT/6:30pmET, Monday, July 9, 2018, in the Founders Union Building, Rom 6, University of Louisville Shelby/Hurst Campus, 450 N Whitting Parkway, Louisville, KY.

The public comment period will be preceded by a presentation by PSC staff on the regulatory processes governing the case and an overview of the KU/LG&E application. The presentation by PSC staff and a question-and-answer period will last an hour. Public comments will follow at about 6:30pmET.

Public comments also will be taken at the beginning of the PSC's formal evidentiary hearing in the case, which is scheduled for 9amET on July 24 at the PSC offices at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort. 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 evidentiary 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.

The KU/LG&E application and other records in the case are available on the PSC website, The case number is 2018-00005.

The PSC is an independent agency attached for administrative purposes to the Energy and Environment Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky.

This story was posted on 2018-07-04 15:44:43
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