Kentucky Rejects 'Smart Meters' Proposal

It's back to the drawing board for utilities hoping to implement new electricity grid infrastructure.
September 7, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Kentucky Public Service Commission has denied a request by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities to deploy 'smart meters' to their 1.3 million customers during the next five years, at an estimated cost of $350 million," reports Insider Louisville.

The request was denied based on inconsistencies in the evidence used to justify the expense, according to a news release from the commission.

A hat tip to Robert Walton for sharing the news—Walton also notes that despite the importance of smart meters to grid modernization, Kentucky is now the third state to reject smart meter proposals this year, joining Massachusetts and North Carolina.

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Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Insider Louisville
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