Kentucky Public Service Commission

The mission of the Kentucky Public Service Commission is to foster the provision of safe and reliable service at a reasonable price to the customers of jurisdictional utilities while providing for the financial stability of those utilities by setting fair and just rates, and supporting their operational competence by overseeing regulated activities.

Currently, the Commission regulates the intrastate rates and services of investor-owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water and sewage utilities, customer-owned electric and telephone cooperatives, water districts and associations, and certain aspects of gas pipelines. The following are some of the areas for which the Commission has regulatory responsibility:

  1. Rate increase or reduction.
  2. Expansion or reduction of utility service boundaries.
  3. Construction and operation of utility facilities.
  4. Meter accuracy.
  5. Operating conditions of a utility.
  6. Management audits.
  7. Valuation of utility property.
  8. Natural gas and coal purchasing practices.
  9. Issuance or assumption of securities by a utility.
  10. Consumer complaints.
  11. Compliance with service and safety regulations.

- Kentucky Public Service Commission

State Commissioners

Michael J. Schmitt

Robert Cicero
Vice Chairman

Talina R. Mathews

Kentucky Public Service Commission News

Reminder: Public meeting tonight, Boone County HS auditorium, on Duke Energy Kentucky request to increase electric rates. Info and Q&A at 5:30, public comments at 6:30. details here:

PSC announces public meeting in Atmos Energy natural gas base rate case. In Owensboro on Feb. 22. Details here:

Heating demand from November 2017 to December 2017 was up 75%, then another 14% from December 2017 to January 2018. January 2018 heating demand was up 42% from a year ago. More here:

Average daily temperatures across Kentucky in January ranged from about 1.5 to 5.5 degrees below normal - that's a lot of additional heating demand. December also colder than normal, but not as much - about 1 degree on average. More here:

PSC explains effect that weather is having on electric bills; offers advice for consumers. More here:

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P.O. Box 615
211 Sower Boulevard
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-0615


Phone: (502) 564-3940
Hotline: 1-800-772-4636


Updated on 2018-01-29T18:20:35+00:00, by Bailee Warsing.