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Higher Electric Bills in Paducah

July 22, 2015

Johnette Worak for WPSD:

Many of you who live in Paducah may be paying electric bills almost as high as your rent. That, after Paducah Power dropped TVA as an energy supplier and began getting its power from Prairie State, a coal fired plant that Paducah Power bought into. Paducah Power is promising to lower rates this month, but we should also be asking ourselves, is there anything I can do to stop the bleeding? That’s what Johnette Worak did recently when she had an energy audit done on her home. This is what she found.

Here’s the background: My house is about 2200 square feet and was built in 2006. Three years ago, my average monthly bill was about $150, but recently, since the Prairie State change-over, the bills are through the roof. This past winter I had one for $436, another for $505, and the highest was $520. My bills might come down a little with Paducah Power’s new power cost adjustment, but that’s just a $5 drop for every 1,000 kilowatts I use. I really can’t expect to save much more than $10 to $15 per month.

Energy audits can help fight high power bills

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