We're currently working on public engagement in utility cases at the Public Service Commission and on important legislation related to energy affordability and utility disconnection protections. Take action now!
Working towards a democratic, equitable and resilient energy system for all Kentuckians
Whether your concern is affordability and avoiding shutoffs, pushing back against monopoly utilities or renewable energy and climate, everyone is impacted by the decisions that our utilities make in planning for the future.
The Public Service Commission is the regulatory agency that oversees those plans and the public has an opportunity to participate in the process. Together, we are educating our friends and neighbors about the PSC, engaging in the public process and pushing for more transparency, representation and equity in the decisions made.
Who are we?
Kentuckians for Energy Democracy (K4ED) is a network of organizations working to ensure equitable and resilient utility systems that protect our health, environment and climate. Currently, that work is centered around a campaign to increase transparency, participation and equity in the Public Service Commission by educating and engaging Kentuckians to empower our commissioners to implement policy changes at the PSC to institutionalize our goals. Want to become a member or find out more? Email Kentuckians4EnergyDemocracy@gmail.com
Why the Public Service Commission?
The Public Service Commission makes important decisions every day that impact everything from our monthly electric bills to our access to clean, affordable water to our community health. Even though there are ways for the public and public advocates to participate in the process there are many barriers that make it difficult. Which means that oftentimes the utility companies are the only people they hear from. There are many ways that we can increase public participation and demand more transparency, democracy and resiliency in utility regulation.
We know that there are a lot of major changes that are needed to build a safe, healthy, affordable and clean energy future in Kentucky. Many of the things we need will require legislative changes. But we also know that the chance of passing progressive energy legislation in our legislature is unlikely at best. We can make meaningful improvements in people’s lives by increasing the energy democracy in our Public Service Commission.
If the Public Service Commission doesn't hear from us, they are only hearing from the monopoly utilities. They can't make the best decisions possible without all of the information.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
We're building a movement to make real, tangible change at the Public Service Commission to increase transparency, democracy and equity within the regulatory process and hold utilities accountable for the real needs of Kentuckians. Will you join us by signing on to this letter to the PSC supporting our campaign goals?
Our voices matter and by engaging in the process we show regulators and utilities that we are watching and we have a vision for our energy system. Will you join us in calling on the Kentucky Public Service Commission to protect the public interest, lead with vision and hold utilities accountable for creating an energy system that works for Kentuckians not just shareholders?