807 KAR 5:051. Electric consumer information.


      RELATES TO: KRS Chapter 278

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 278.040, 278.280(2)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 278.280(2) provides that the Commission shall prescribe rules for the performance of any service or the furnishing of any commodity by any utility. This administrative regulation requires electric utilities to provide certain information to their consumers pursuant to the federal standard established by Section 113(b)(3) of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.


      Section 1. General. The purpose of this administrative regulation is to require retail electric utilities to provide their consumers with information concerning changes in rate schedules.


      Section 2. Rate Schedule Information. Each electric utility shall transmit to each of its consumers a clear and concise explanation of any proposed change in the rate schedule applicable to the consumer.

      (1) When an electric utility proposes a change in a rate schedule, the statement explaining it shall be transmitted to each consumer to which the change applies within thirty (30) days after the utility applies for that change or within sixty (60) days in the case of an electric utility which uses a bimonthly billing system.

      (2) The statement explaining a proposed rate change may be included with the regular bill. (8 Ky.R. 822; eff. 4-7-82.)