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|Interest on Deposits|
|Big Rivers Management Audit|
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|Notice - HB 5|
|PSC 2013 Reference Book|
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PSC Review of Kentucky Universal Service Fund
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has opened a review of the Kentucky Universal Service Fund (USF), the state program that subsidizes telephone service for low-income residents through the Lifeline program. The state USF provides a $3.50 monthly subsidy for Lifeline phones, in addition to a $9.25 federal USF monthly subsidy, for a total of $12.75 per month per Lifeline phone. The state USF is funded by an 8-cents-per-month fee assessed on every landline and wireless phone line in Kentucky.
The PSC review was initiated because the state USF is in danger of becoming insolvent. The immediate issue is whether to increase the monthly per-line fee to 14 cents or to reduce the state Lifeline subsidy to $2 per month. Further investigation will examine the factors behind the funding shortfall and the future of the Kentucky USF.
Public comments on whether to increase the fee or reduce the subsidy are due February 22, 2016. For more information and to learn how to file comments, click here.
To read the PSC order initiating the review, click here.
For information on the Lifeline program, click here.
Interest on Customer Deposits
Pursuant to KRS 278.460, the Kentucky Public Service Commission has determined that the interest rate on utility deposits for the calendar year 2016, effective January 1, 2016, shall be:
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Big Rivers Electric Corporation
Focused Management Audit
Concentric Energy Advisors has completed its focused management and operations audit of Big Rivers Electric Corporation (“Big Rivers”). The public version of the report is available below.
Big Rivers is a member-owned not-for-profit generation and transmission rural electric cooperative organized pursuant to KRS Chapter 279. Big Rivers is in transition from having a total system load of roughly 1,500 MW, with 850 MW consumed by two aluminum smelters, to a total system load of 650 MW after the departure of the smelters.
In April 2014, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ordered that a focused management audit be conducted of the strategic planning, management, and decision-making of Big Rivers relating to its efforts in mitigating the effects of the loss of the smelter load. An RFP was issued and Concentric Energy Advisors was selected to conduct the review.
An action plan addressing the findings and recommendations made by Concentric Energy Advisors was completed in December 2015. The PSC will monitor the implementation of the action plan until all of the recommended actions have been completed.
Click here to view the Action Plan
Click here to view the Concentric Report
Beginning July 16, 2014, the Kentucky Public Service Commission will begin delivering ALL ORDERS and case related documents BY E-MAIL unless mail delivery is requested.
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The Public Service Commission continues to review its administrative regulations and develop updates to ensure that they are current with existing statutes and reflect present Commission policy and practice.
The latest updates and information can be found at the following link: http://psc.ky.gov/home/pscregulations
The Kentucky Public Service Commission has available a limited number of copies of the recently printed 2013 edition of the Laws Affecting Public Utilities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If you would like to purchase a copy, please call 502-782-2578.
|This version contains:|
|KRS Chapter 74 - Water Districts||KRS Chapter 279 – Rural Cooperative Corporations|
|KRS Chapter 96 – Utilities in Cities||PSC Regulations|
|KRS Chapter 278 – Public Service Commission||Index|
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