As a Member-owned generation and transmission cooperative based in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Big Rivers Electric Corporation is a jurisdictional electric utility regulated by the Public Service Commission of Kentucky (“the Commission” - Commission Homepage). In general, the Kentucky Revised Statutes (“KRS”) and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (“KAR”) define the Commission’s regulatory authority.
This regulatory webpage provides access to documents relevant to the Commission’s regulatory authority, to Big River’s present tariff on file with the Commission, and to information regarding Big Rivers’ principal proceedings currently before the Commission. Should you have any comments or feedback regarding this webpage, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of Regulatory Webpage Feedback.
If you prefer, you may mail those comments to:
Big Rivers Electric Corporation
ATTN: Rates and Tariffs
P. O. Box 24
Henderson, KY 42419-0024
[Please note: Accessing the information below will require Adobe Acrobat© and sufficient memory capable of opening files approaching 200 +/- MBs.]
Commission’s Regulatory Authority
The links below provide access to KRS Chapter 278, KRS Chapter 279, and 807 KAR Chapter 5. These sites are maintained by the Legislative Research Commission of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (“LRC”). The LRC is solely responsible for these sites. Should any conflict arise between the wording of any hardcopy of a statute or regulation, and these electronic versions, the electronic versions will take precedence.
Residential Customers' Bill of Rights
Residential customers of regulated public utilities in Kentucky are guaranteed certain rights. The Customer Bill of Rights is located on the Commission’s internet website. (Customer Bill of Rights).
Big Rivers Present Tariff
Big Rivers present tariff is on file with the Commission. You may access by clicking the link below.
Big Rivers Tariff Filings
On May 15, 2019, Big Rivers electronically filed tariff sheets with the Commission to implement a new Demand-Side Management (“DSM”) program. If approved by the Commission that program – DSM-14 – Low-Income Weatherization Support – would become effective June 15, 2019. As with any tariff filing, the Commission may adjust the tariff language as proposed and change the effective date. A copy of this filing may be viewed at the following link: Big Rivers DSM-14 Tariff Filing of 2019-05-15.
The filing may also be accessed within the Tariff section of the Commission’s website and entering TFS2019-00279 in the Tariff ID input area.
On October 18, 2019, Big Rivers electronically filed an Application which, among other things, requests the Commission to approve a new Large Industrial Customer Expansion tariff schedule (“LICX Tariff” or “Rate Schedule LICX”). The LICX Tariff was filed with an indeterminate Issue Date and Effective Date. The Commission may adjust the tariff language as proposed; it will ultimately determine Rate Schedule LICX’s Issue Date and Effective Date. The docket is Case No. 2019-00365.
Big Rivers Proceedings before the Commission
The lists below provide information about the principal proceedings before the Commission which involve Big Rivers. For more recent cases, these links only provide access to major document within each proceeding. They do not include access to all motions, orders, petitions, and other documents. For older cases, a generic link to the listed case number provides a complete listing of all publicly available documents in the proceeding. One may access additional information using the Commission’s Non-Electronic Case Docket (http://www.psc.ky.gov/Home/Library?type=Cases) and the case numbers below.
- 2013 General Rate Case
- 2012 General Rate Case
- 2011 General Rate Case
- Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC) Reviews
- Environmental Surcharge (ES) Reviews
- DSM Tariff Filings
- Integrated Resource Plans
- Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) Cases
- Nucor Corporation excluding Transmission Line CPCN
- Administrative Cases
(Case No. 2013-00199)
Rate Case Application – Filed June 28, 2013
Discovery Responses – Filed July 12, 2013
Discovery Responses – Filed September 3, 2013
Discovery Responses – Filed September 30, 2013
Discovery Responses – Filed November 15, 2013
Responses to Requests from January 7-9, 2014 Hearing
4. Big Rivers Fuel Adjustment Clause (FAC) Reviews
For information regarding FAC Reviews prior to December 31, 2012, send an e-mail with subject line ‘Pre-2013 FAC Reviews’ to email@example.com.
Six-Month FAC Review (Case No. 2019-00231)
Two-Year FAC Review (Case No. 2019-00007)
Six-Month FAC Review (Case No. 2018-00221)
Six-Month FAC Review (Case No. 2018-00023)
Six-Month FAC Review (Case No. 2017-00287)
- Responses to 1st PSC Staff Requests
- Revised Response to Item 7 of 1st PSC Staff Requests
- Responses to KIUC Information Requests
- KIUC Intervenor Testimony
- KIUC Intervenor Testimony Workpapers
- Big Rivers Rebuttal Testimony
- Responses to PSC Staff Request from October 16, 2017 Hearing
- KIUC Post-Hearing Brief
- Big Rivers Post-Hearing Brief
- Commission Order dated February 2, 2018
5. Big Rivers Six-Month Environmental Surcharge (ES) Reviews
For information regarding ES Reviews prior to June 30, 2011, send an e-mail with subject line ‘Pre-2011-06-30 ES Reviews’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six-Month ES Review (Case No. 2019-00172)
Six-Month ES Review (Case No. 2018-00338)
Six-Month ES Review (Case No. 2018-00338)
Six-Month ES Review (Case No. 2018-00163)
Two-Year and Sixth-Month ES Review (Case No. 2017-00345)
Sixth-Month ES Review (Case No. 2016-00368)
Sixth-Month ES Review (Case No. 2016-00124)
6. Big Rivers DSM Tariff Filings
7. Big Rivers Integrated Resource Plans
2017 Integrated Resource Plan (Case No. 2017-00384)
Discovery Responses – Filed July 20, 2018
Discovery Responses – Filed September 14, 2018
Intervenor Comments – Filed October 12, 2018
8. Big Rivers Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) Cases
Meade County-Brandenburg Steel Mill Transmission Lines (Case No. 2019-00270)
9. Nucor Corporation, excluding Transmission Line CPCN (Case No. 2019-00270)
Nucor Service Agreements and LICX Tariff (Case No. 2019-00365)
Nucor Service Territory Resolution (Case No. 2019-00370)
10. Administrative Cases