The Bluegrass State
IOU, Municipal, Cooperative, Retail Energy Suppliers, Wholesale
Kentucky Consumer Choice: Consumer Deregulation
Utility: Consumers in Kentucky may choose their natural gas supplier.
Kentucky Electric Choice: No. Kentucky does not have an electric choice program..
Kentucky Gas Choice: Yes. Natural gas is somewhat deregulated in Kentucky. Kentucky Gas Service customers who use 800-1500 Mcf of natural gas annually may purchase from a competitive supplier.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
Kentucky Yes* 2017 No N/A *As of January 1st, 2017 customers using at least 800-1500 Mcf of natural gas yearly qualify for Natural Gas Choice in Kentucky.
STATE NERC INTERCONNECTION ISO/RTO
Kentucky SPP, WECC Eastern SPP
Kentucky Population: 2,913,314 People/ Land Mile: 35.6
Square Miles: 82,278 Land Miles: 81,759 Water Miles: 520
Net Generation 51,710,213 MWH Retail Sales 42,036,979 MWH Gas 321.4 trillion Btu
Counties KY Zip Codes KY Utility Zip Codes
NERC Authority: SPP, WECC
FERC Authority: Midwest Natural Gas Market
Electric Retail Average: 8.5 cents/kWh (Ave)
Kentucky Power Mix
U.S. Commodity Sources 2019:
• Coal: 72.7%
• Natural gas: 20.8%
• Hydro: 5.6%
• Biomass: 0.7%
• Solar PV: 0.1%
2013 U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Coal: 93%
• Natural gas: 2%
• Hydro: 4%
KY Solar: Net Metering, Tax Credits, Solar Rebates
Kentucky Public Service Commission
Kentucky Office of Rate Intervention