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

PSC news release on Duke Energy Kentucky electric rate case is here:

PSC Cuts Duke Energy Electric Rate Request- Typical monthly residential bill will increase by $2.56, rather than $15.17, as first requested by Duke; reduction is due to federal tax changes and other factors. Order here:

LG&E and KU residential electric bills will drop 6%, LG&E residential gas base rate bills drop 4.5% as result of PSC-ordered reduction to reflect lower corporate income taxes. News release here:

PSC reduces KU, LG&E electric base rates, LG&E gas rates to reflect cuts in federal corporate income tax rate. Read order here:

PSC grants emergency rate relief to Martin County Water District, through combination of base rate increase and surcharge. Increase comes with strict reporting requirements and financial controls. News release here:
Order 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.