Kentucky Power

Pike County crypto mining operation approved for electricity discounts with conditions

BY: - September 19, 2023

Kentucky’s utility regulator approved last week more than $2.5 million in electricity discounts over several years from utility Kentucky Power to a cryptocurrency mining operation in Pike County.  As  part of its approval, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is requiring Kentucky Power follow several conditions to make sure the costs of the discounts given […]

State regulator threatens Kentucky Power with fines for 2022 winter storm performance

BY: - July 3, 2023

Kentucky’s utility regulator is asking Kentucky Power why it shouldn’t face fines for failing to prepare for a power supply shortfall ahead of the December 2022 winter storm. The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) in a June 23 order alleged Kentucky Power had violated a state law that requires utilities to “furnish adequate, efficient and […]


Kentucky Power’s proposed rate hike would spell disaster for many in Eastern Kentucky

BY: - June 28, 2023

ASHLAND — In an all too familiar announcement, “Kentucky Power has filed a comprehensive rate review with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).”  The utility is requesting to institute changes to increase its revenue by 13.6 percent. The Notice of General Adjustment of Existing Rates shows a proposed 18.3% increase in residential service rates and […]

How Kentucky generates electricity — and emits tons of greenhouse gasses

BY: - June 14, 2023

A recent state analysis found that, unlike a number of states that have pivoted to other fuel sources, Kentucky utilities still burn coal to generate the large majority of electricity in the state. The latest Kentucky Energy Profile report published this week by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet provides a snapshot of how major […]