PSC to hold virtual public hearings on Kentucky Power rate increase proposal

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Public Service Commission is planning to hold three virtual hearings this week and next week, to accept comments from the public on a rate increase proposed by Kentucky Power.

The utility is seeking a 16 percent hike in residential power bills. If the increase is granted, the average residential bill would jump from $144 a month, to $167.

The PSC is planning to hold two hearings this Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m., and again from 5 to 8 p.m. The third hearing will be held Monday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to speak is asked to email their name, adddress, phone number and email address to

Additional instructions on how to attend the virtual meetings will be released this Thursday on the PSC’s website,