November 30, 2023


Groups Say Partially Approved LG&E-KU Plan Signals Fleet Transition
Community groups are hailing the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s decision to reject a proposed gas plant from LG&E and KU while greenlighting multiple planned solar installations and coal plant retirements.
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Kentucky Power Denied Winter Storm Cost Recovery, Fines Possible
Kentucky regulators rejected Kentucky Power's request to recoup fuel costs incurred during the December 2022 winter storm while raising the prospect of penalties.
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AEP, Liberty Call off Sale of Kentucky Operations
AEP and Liberty Utilities have shelved their plans to exchange Kentucky Power for $2.6 billion, ending two years of attempts to gain approval.
Ky. Law Raises Hurdle for Fossil Fuel Generation Retirements
Newly enacted legislation could make it more difficult for Kentucky regulators to approve retirements of fossil fuel generators or replace them with renewables.
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AEP, Liberty Utilities Try Again on Kentucky Territory Deal
American Electric Power and Liberty Utilities have filed a fresh application with FERC seeking approval of the sale of AEP’s Kentucky operations to Liberty.
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FERC Rejects Sale of AEP’s Kentucky Operations to Liberty
FERC rejected the sale of American Electric Power’s Kentucky operations to Algonquin Power & Utilities subsidiary Liberty Utilities.
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FERC Rules Kentucky Muni Can Remain a MISO TO
FERC last week affirmed the Henderson, Ky., municipal utility’s status as a transmission owner in the MISO region.
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AEP Accepts Lower Price for Kentucky Operations Sale
AEP and Liberty Utilities have struck an amended sale agreement that cuts the price of AEP Kentucky operations by $200 million and extends the deal's timeline.
Midwest Governors Form Clean Hydrogen Coalition
Seven Midwest governors announced the creation of the Midwestern Hydrogen Coalition to accelerate clean hydrogen’s production and use.
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DC Circuit Backs Kentucky Munis on Transmission Rate ‘Pancaking’
FERC failed to consider the impact of potential rate increases when it allowed LG&E/KU to partially exit market power mitigation, the D.C. Circuit ruled.

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