Beshear Supporting Eastern Kentucky Lawmakers PSC Legislation

Attorney General Andy Beshear is supporting the actions of two Eastern Kentucky lawmakers seeking stronger protections for utility customers before a state regulatory agency. Representative Chris Harris, of Forest Hills, and Representative Angie Hatton, of Whitesburg, are filing legislation giving the Public Service Commission broader authority to hold utilities more accountable when considering potential bill increases for Kentuckians. The legislation mandates the PSC consider whether proposed or current rates are affordable for residential customers; simplifies bills by reducing the number and amount of charges that are recovered through line items and customer charges; allows the PSC to consider quality of service in setting rates, and providing stronger oversight. Beshear said that as monopolies for their area, utilities must provide good service at affordable rates while keep management costs to the bare minimum.

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