4:20pm

Thu November 3, 2011
The Commonwealth

Environmental Compliance Hearing

KU and LG&E are seeking state authorization to spend a total of about $2.5 billion to comply with new federal environmental requirements affecting utilities that burn coal to generate electricity. The utilities estimate that total electric bills for LG&E customers would increase by about 19.2 percent by 2016, while KU customers would see total bills increase by about 12.2 percent over that same time.