Kentucky PSC lays out new schedule for Louisville, KU case

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities need to file with the Kentucky Public Service Commission by Oct. 17 materials addressing the impact of the loss of the municipal load on the load forecast and resource planning as contained in their joint integrated resource plan filed with the PSC in April.

The commission on May 30 had ordered a delay in its review of the joint IRP related to LG&E/KU’s then-pending request to construct new generating facilities at the Green River and E.W. Brown plants. But in August, due to the potential loss later this decade of several municipal utility customers, the companies in a separate case at the PSC dropped plans for the 700-MW gas-fired project at Green River, but said they still planned to build a small solar facility at E.W. Brown.

In an Oct. 1 order, the PSC issued a revised schedule in the now-revived IRP case. The schedule includes:

  • Requests for intervention filed no later than Oct. 10;
  • Supplemental materials addressing the impact of the loss of the municipal load on the joint load forecast and resource planning filed by no later than Oct. 17;
  • Intervenors and commission staff may serve interrogatories and requests for production of documents on LG&E/KU no later than Nov. 7;
  • LG&E/KU to file with the commission and serve upon parties of record responses to interrogatories and requests for production of documents no later than Nov. 21;
  • Intervenors and commission staff may serve supplemental interrogatories and requests for production of documents on LG&E/KU no later than Dec. 9; and
  • LG&E/KU to file with the commission and serve upon parties of record responses to supplemental interrogatories and requests for production of documents no later than Dec. 23.

The Kentucky commission on Aug. 29 officially approved the two utilities to withdraw their application for the 700-MW gas plant at Green River, but to keep the same docket open for review of the 10-MW solar project at E.W Brown. Both utilities are subsidiaries of PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL).

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