(WKYT/WYMT) - Some people in Kentucky might soon be paying more for electricity.
Kentucky Utilities is requesting a rate hike that they said is needed to update their infrastructure.
They applied for the increase September 28th with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
"We're talking about 32 cents a day for an average residential customer, so about $9.63 on average a month," said Daniel Lowry with Kentucky Utilities.
That is roughly an eight percent monthly increase for KU customers.
If approved, the increase likely won't happen until May of 2019.
Lowry said Kentucky Utilities is able to invest more in improving infrastructure so power outages happen less often throughout the year.
"We're regulated, this is something that we do to keep our system as reliable as possible," said Lowry.
According to Lowry, in the past seven years, they've been able to reduce power outages by 35 percent.
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