LG&E, KU surcharge requests being heard next week

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission is
holding a hearing next week on surcharge requests made by Kentucky
Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

The hearing is scheduled for two days, starting at 9 a.m. EST
Wednesday in Frankfort, but extra days may be added if necessary.
Public comments will be taken at the start of the hearing. Previous
meetings were held around the state for public comment as well.

The utility companies want the PSC to approve spending about
$2.5 billion to comply with new federal environmental requirements.
The requirements affect utilities that burn coal to generate electricity.

The utilities estimate LG&E electric customers would pay an
addition 19.2 percent by 2016, while KU customers' bill would
increase by about 12.2 percent in the same time.

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