Whitesburg KY

PSC terms hearing ‘routine’

A public hearing in Frankfort on April 18 to review Kentucky Power Company’s fuel adjustment is a “routine two-year review” of the company’s fuel adjustment, Public Service Commission Spokesman Andrew Melnykovich said.

The hearing, set for 9 a.m. at the PSC office at 211 Sower Boulevard in Frankfort, will include about 20 utility companies from across the state. The agency will review Kentucky Power’s application of the fuel adjustment to power bills for the period Nov. 1, 2014 through Oct. 31, 2016. Melnykovich said the PSC holds such hearings every six months and every two years to make sure the fee is being applied correctly. He said there is always the possibility that the hearing could lead to some retroactive action later, but, “It is very unlikely to have any material affect on people’s bills,” Melnykovich said.

He said the hearing will not address the so-called Big Sandy Riders which are added to bills in addition to their monthly rate and fuel adjustment, and which have drawn the ire of Kentucky Power customers who received large monthly bills even during a record-warm February.

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