HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A public meeting on a proposal to increase Big Rivers Electric Corp. rates is being held Monday in Henderson, with a public comment session in Frankfort linked by video to Owensboro, Paducah and Brandenburg on Jan. 8.
The meeting and comment session were rescheduled from meetings originally scheduled for Dec. 10. The sessions were postponed due to bad weather.
Big Rivers wants to increase rates early next year to boost annual revenue by $70 million. The increase is to partially offset the loss of about $175 million in annual revenue that will occur when the Century Aluminum smelter in Sebree ceases to be a Big Rivers customer at the end of January.
The rate increase is estimated to increase monthly residential bills by about $25 to $30 per month.