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Ky. regulators approve lower rates for KU, LG&E

The Kentucky Public Service Commission on Sept. 28 approved certain rate reductions for Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas and Electric Co. to reflect federal tax savings.

Kentucky Utilities was granted an electricity revenue rate reduction of $101 million, while Louisville Gas and Electric was approved an electric rate reduction of $75 million and a gas rate reduction of $16 million. The approved rates were lower that what the commission authorized earlier in March, according to an Oct. 5 filing.

Amount of the rate reductions were calculated based on the period January 2018 through April 2019, to be billed over the period April 2018 to April 2019. The PPL Corp. subsidiaries on Sept. 28 filed an application with the commission for the base rate changes to take effect starting May 2019.

The companies have been implementing interim rate reductions since April 2018, as approved by Kentucky regulators. Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric do not expect the authorized rates to negatively impact their results of operations.