Kentucky has the lowest cost of electricity in the industrial sector among states east of the Mississippi River. As of December 2013, Kentucky’s rates were fourth lowest nationally and nearly 21 percent lower than the national average.
Frankfort Plant Board (FPB), the local municipal utility provider of water, electricity and telecommunications services, ranks as one of the lowest revenue per kilowatt (kWh) electric providers in a six state area. 599 power providers in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia were compared in the 2010-2011 American Public Power Association (APPA) Annual Directory and Statistical Report. The APPA report ranked FPB as the ninth (9th) lowest overall.
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