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16 - December 01, 2016 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook Continued from previous page Unauthorized Reconnect Charge Prrop_osed When the Company determines that Customer has tampered with a meter, reconnected service without authorization from Company that previously had been disconnected by Company, or connected service without authorization from Company, then the following charges shall be assessed for each instance of such tampering or unauthorized reconnection or connection of service: 1. A charge of $70.00 for tampering or an unauthorized connection or reconnection that does not require the replacement of the meter; 2, A charge of $90.00 for tampering or an unauthorized connection or reconnection that requires the replacement of a single-phase standard meter.; 3. A charge of $110.00 for tampering or an unauthorized connection or reconnection that requires the replacement of a single-phase Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) meter; 4. A charge of $174.00 for tampering or an unauthorized connection or reconnection that requires the replacement of a single-phase Automatic Meter System (AMS) meter; or 5. A charge of $177.00 for tampering or an unauthorized connection or reconnection that requires the replacement of a three-phase meter. Customer Deposits Current Rate For Customers Served Under Residential Service Rates RS, RTOD-Energy, and RTOD-Demand: $160.00 For Customers Served Under General Service Rate GS $240.00 For all other Customers not classified herein, the deposit will be no more than 2/12 of Customer's actual or estimated annual bill where bills are rendered monthly. Proposed Rate For Customers Served Under Residential Service Rates RS, RTOD-Energy, and RTOD-Demand: $160.00 For Customers Served Under General Service Rate GS $240.00 For all other Customers not classified herein, the deposit will be.no more than 2/12 of Customer's actual or estimated annual bill where bills are rendered monthly. Late Payment Charge Current Rate If full payment is not received by the due date of the bill, a 3% late payment charge will be assessed on the current month's charges for customers served under the following Standard Rate Schedules: RS, RTOD- Energy, RTOD-Demand, VFD, GS, and AES. If full payment is not received by the due date of the bill, a 1% late payment charge will be assessed on the current month's charges for customers served under the following Standard Rate Schedules: PS, TODS, TODP, RTS, and FLS. Proposed Rate If full payment is not received by the due date of the bill, a 3% late payment charge will be assessed on the current month's charges for customers served under the following Standard Rate Schedules: RS, RTOD- Energy, RTOD-Demand, VFD, GS, AES, and PSA. If full payment is not received by the due date of the bill, a 1% late payment charge will be assessed on the current month's charges for customers served under the following Standard Rate Schedules: PS, TODS, TODP, RTS, and FLS. Environmental Cost Recovery Surcharge Availability of Service Current This schedule is mandatory to all Standard Electric Rate Schedules listed in Section 1 of the General Index except CTAC and Special Charges, all Pilot Programs listed in Section 3 of the General Index, and the FAC (including the Off-System Sales Tracker) and DSM Adjustment Clauses. Standard Electric Rate Schedules subject to this schedule are divided into Group 1 or Group 2 as follows: Group 1 : Rate Schedules RS; RTOD-Energy; RTOD-Demand; VFD; AES; LS; RLS; LE; and TE. Group 2: Rate Schedules GS; PS; TODS; TODP; RTS; and FLS. P This schedule is mandatory to all Standard Electric Rate Schedules listed in Section 1 of the General Index except PSA and Special Charges, all Pilot Programs listed in Section 3 of the General Index, and the FAC (including the Off-System Sales Tracker) and DSM Adjustment Clauses. Standard Electric Rate Schedules subject to this schedule are divided into Group 1 or Group 2 as follows: Group 1 : Rate Schedules RS; RTOD-Energy; RTOD-Demand; VFD; AES; LS; RLS; LE; and TE. Group 2: Rate .Schedules GS; PS; TODS; TODP; RTS; FLS; EVSE; and EVC. Home Energy Assistance Program Adjustment Clause HEA Rate Current $0.25 per meter per month. Pro_[p_gpsed $0.25 per month. Terms and Conditions - Customer Bill of Rights Current ' ' '~ ~ You have the right to participate in equal, budget payment plans for your natural gas and electric service. Pr_ro_posed You have the right to participate in equal, budget payment plans for your natural gas and electric service, unless any rate or rider under which you take service explicitly states otherwise. Terms and Conditions - General Company Terms and Conditions Current In addition to the rules and regulations of the Commission, all electric service supplied by Company shall be in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, which shall constitute a part of all applications and contracts for service. Pr_!p_posed In addition to the rules and regulations of the Commission, all electric service supplied by Company shall be in accordance with these Terms and Conditions to the extent that such Terms and Conditions are not in conflict, nor inconsistent, with the specific provisions in each rate schedule, and which shall constitute a part of all applications and contracts for service. Customer Generation Pr_~posed All existing and future installations of equipment for the purpose of electric generation that is intended to run in parallel with utility service, regardless of the length of parallel operation, shall be reported by the Customer (or the Customer's Representative) to the Company in conjunction with the "Notice to Com- pany of Changes in Customer's Load" set out in the Customer Responsibilities section of the Terms and Conditions of the Company's Tariff. Terms and Conditions - Customer Responsibilities Application for Service Current A written application or contract, properly executed, may be required before Company is obligated to render electric service. Company shall have the right to reject for valid reasons any such application or contract. All applications for service shall be made in the legal name of the party desiring the service. Where an unusual expenditure for construction or equipment is necessary or where the proposed manner of using electric service is clearly outside the scope of Company's standard rate schedules, Company may establish special contracts giving effect to such unusual circumstances. Customer accepts that non- standard service may result in the delay of required maintenance or, in the case of outages, restoration of service. Pr_.~_posed A written, in-person, electronic, or oral application or contract, properly executed, will be required before Company is obligated to render electric service. Company may require any party applying for service to provide some or all of the following information for the party desiring service: full legal name, address, full Social Security Number or other taxpayer identification number, date of birth (if applicable), relationship of the applying party to the party desiring service, and any other information Company deems necessary for legal, business, or debt-collection purposes. Company shall have the right to reject for valid reasons any such application or contract, including the applying party's refusal to provide requested information. All applications for service shall be made in the legal name of the party desiring the service. service to Customer. For the purpose of determining the monthly billing demand described in the preced- ing sentence, the demand to be used for the peried during which Customer did not take service from Company shall be the actually recorded demand, if any, for the premise or facility during that period. The preceding two sentences will not apply if Company determines, in its sole discretion, that material changes to Customer's facilities, processes, or practices justify establishing a new Contract Demand for the rees- tablished service. Terms and Conditions - Company Responsibilities Metering ,Current The electricity used will be measured by a meter or meters to be furnished and installed by Company at its expense and all bills will be calculated upon the registration of said meters. When service is supplied , by Company at more than one delivery point on the same premises, each delivery point will be metered and billed separately on the rate applicable. Meters include all measuring instruments. Meters will be located outside whenever possible. Otherwise, meters will be located as near as possible to the service entrance and on the ground 'floor of the building, in a clean, dry, safe and easily accessible place, free from vibration, agreed to by Company. P r o_3gp__q_~_ The electricity used will be measured by a meter or meters to be furnished and installed by Company at its expense and all bills will be calculated upon the registration of said meters. Company has the right to install any meter or meters it deems in its sole discretion to be necessary or prudent to serve any cus- tomer, including without limitation a digital, automated meter reading, automated metering infrastructure, or advanced metering systems meter or meters. When service is supplied by Company at more than one delivery point on the same premises, each delivery point will be metered and billed separately on the rate applicable. Meters include all measuring instruments. Meters will be located outside whenever possible. Otherwise, meters will be located as near as possible to the service entrance and on the ground floor of the building, in a clean, dry, safe and easily accessible place, free from vibration, agreed to by Company. Firm Service Current Where a customer-generator supplies all or part of the customer-generator's own load and desires Com- pany tO provide supplemental or standby service for that load, the customer-generator must contract for such service under Company's Supplemental or Standby Service Rider, otherwise Company has no obligation to supply the non-firm service. This requirement does not apply to Net Metering Service (Rider NMS). Pr~ Where a customer-generator supplies all or part of the customer-generator's own load and desires Com- pany to provide service for that load, the customer-generator must contract for such service, otherwise Company has no obligation to supply the non-firm service. Terms and Conditions - Residential Rate Soecific Terms and Conditions Power Requirement Current Single-phase power service used for domestic purposes will be permitted under Residential Rate RS when measured through the residential meter subject to the conditions set forth below: Single-phase power service used for domestic purposes will be permitted under Residential Rates RS, RTOD-Energy, and RTOD-Demand when measured through the residential meter subject to the condi- tio0s set forth below: Terms and Conditions - Billing Meter Readings and Bills Proposed As used in the entirety of this Tariff, "meter reading" and similar terms shall include data collected re- motely from automated meter reading, automated meter infrastructure, advanced metering systems, and other electronic meter equipment or systems capable of delivering usage data to Company. A physical, manual reading of a meter is not required to constitute a "meter reading." Terms and Conditions - Discontinuance of Service ~urrent I. For fraudulent or illegal use of service. When Company discovers evidence that by fraudulent or illegal means Customer has obtained unauthorized service or has diverted the service for unauthodzed use or has obtained service without same being properly measured, the service to Customer may be discontin- ued without notice. Within twenty-four (24) hours after such termination, Company shall send written notification to CustomEr of the reasons for such discontinuance of service and of Customer's right to challenge the termination by filing a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission of Kentucky. Company's right of termination is separate from and in addition to any other legal remedies which the utility may pursue for illegal use or theft of service. Company shall not be required to restore service until Customer has complied with all rules of Company and regulations of the Commission and Company has been reimbursed for the estimated amount of the service rendered and the cost to Company incurred by reason of the fraudulent use. '1. For fraudulent or illegal use of service. When Company discovers evidence that by fraudulent or illegal means Customer has obtained unauthorized service or has diverted the service for unauthorized use or has obtained service without same being properly measured, the service to Customer may be discontin- ued without notice. Within twenty-four (24) hours after such termination, Company shall send written notification to Customer of the reasons for such discontinuance of service and of Customer's right to challenge the termination by filing a formal complaint with the Public Service Commission of Kentucky. Company's right of termination is separate from and in addition to any other legal remedies which the utility may pursue for illegal use or theft of service. Company shall not be required to restore service until Customer has complied with all rules of Company and regulations of the Commission and Company has been reimbursed for the estimated amount of the service rendered, and assessment of the charges under the Unauthorized Reconnection Charge provision of Special Charges incurred by reason of the fraudu- lent use. Kentucky Utilities Company also proposes to change the text of the following electric tariffs: Residential Service Rate RS, Residential "13me-of-Day Energy Service Rate RTOD-Energy, Residential Time-of-Day Demand Service Rate RTOD-Demand, Volunteer Fire Department Service Rate VFD, General Service Rate GS, All Electric School Rate'AES, Power Service Rate PS, Time-of-Day Secondary Service Rate TODS, Time-of-Day Pdmary Service Rate TODP, Retail Transmission Service Rate RTS, Fluctuating Load Service Rate FLS, Lighting Service Rate LS, Restricted Lighting Service Rate RLS, Traffic Energy Service Rate TE, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rate EVSE, Special Charges, Curtailable Service Rider CSR, Temporary/Seasonal Service Rider TS, Economic Development Rider EDR, Environmental Cost Recovery Surcharge ECR, Home Energy Assistance Program Adjustment Clause HEA, and the Terms and Conditions. Complete copies of the proposed tariffs containing text changes and proposed rates may be obtained by contacting Kentucky Utilities Company at 220 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 1-800-981-0600, or visiting Kentucky Utilities Company's website at www.lge-ku.com. The foregoing rates reflect a proposed annual increase in revenues of approximately 6.4% to Kentucky Utilities Company. The estimated amount of the annual change and the average monthly bill to which the proposed electric rates will apply for each electric customer class is as follows: Average Annual Annual Monthly Monthly Electric Monthly $ % Bill $ Bill % Rate Class Usage (kWh) Increase Increase Increase Increase Residential 1,179 36,998,263 5.94 7.16 5.94 Residential Time-of-Day 1,!71 1,800 5.91 6.21 5.91 General Service 1,805 12,094,454 5.06 12.10 5.06 All Electric School 21,341 777,151 5.34 109.21 5.34 Power Service 41,288 10,184,158 5.04 181.52 5.04 Time-of-Day Secondary 225,256 6,865,948 .5.55 925.48 5.55 Time'of-day Primary 1,241 ,t09 17,335,551 6.61 5,224.70 6.61 Retail Transmission 4,160,317 6,022,8226.71 16,730.06 6.71 Fluctuating Load 46,076,466 2,235,014 7.25 186,251.16 7.25 Outdoor Lights 61 1,866,484 6.14 0.92 6.14 Lighting Energy 9,307 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 Traffic Energy 160 8,175 4.71 0.88 4.71 PSA (presently CTAC) N/A 0 0 0 0 Rider - CSR N/A 8,688,375 49.9580,447.92 49.95 Where an unusual expenditure for construction or equipment is necessary or where the proposed manner of using electric service is clearly outside the scope of Company's standard rate schedules, Company may establish special contracts giving effect to such unusual circumstances. Customer accepts that non- standard service may result in the delay of required maintenance or, in the case of outages, restoration of service. Notice is further given that a person may examine this application at the offices of Kentucky Utilities Company, 100 Quality Street, Lexington, Kentucky, and may also be examined at Kentucky Utilities Company's website at www.lge-ku.com. Aperson may also examine this application at the Public Service Commission's offices located at 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or through the commission's Web site at http:llpsc.ky.gov. Contracted Demands Current For~rate applications where billing demand minimums are determined by the Contract Demand customer shall execute written Contract prior to rendering of service. At Company's sole discretion, in lieu of a written contract, a completed load data sheet or other wdtten load specification, as provided by Customer, can be used to determine the maximum load on Company's system for determining Contract Demand minimum. Comments regarding the application may be submitted to the Public Service Commission, by mail to Public Service Commission, Post Office Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, or by sending an email to the Commission's Public Information Officer at'psc.info@ky.gov. All comments should reference Case No. 2016-00370. The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Kentucky Utilities Company, but the Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from the proposed rates contained in this notice. A person may submit a timely written request for intervention to the Public Service Commission, Pr__ro_posed Post Office Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, establishing the grounds for the request including the For rate applications where billing demand minimums are determined by the Contract Demand customer status and interest of the party. If the commission does not receive a written request for intervention shall execute written Contract prior to rendering of service. At Company's sole discretion, in lieu of a within thirty (30) days of initial publication or mailing of the notice, the commission may take final action on written contract, a completed load data sheet or other written load specification, as provided by Customer, the application. can be used to determine the maximum load on Company's system for determining Contract Demand minimum. Kentucky Utilities Company Public Service Commission c/o LG&E and KU Energy LLC 211 Sower Boulevard If Company or Customer terminates Customer's service under a rate schedule that contains demand 220 West Main Street P.O. Box 615 charges and Customer subsequently applies to Company to reestablish service to the same premise or P.O. Box 32010 Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 facility, Company must determine monthly billing demand for the reestablished service as though Cus- Louisville, Kentucky 40232 502-564-3940 tomer had continuously taken service from the time of service termination through the reestablishing of 1-800-981-0600