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A photo of high-efficiency 360-degree tracking solar panels in Kentucky.

It’s a bright look ahead in 2024

We’re excited for what the future holds and looking forward to 2024.

Across our PPL family of companies, we’ve set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining reliability and affordability for our more than 3.5 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

We’re pursuing a comprehensive clean energy strategy to achieve this goal, and as part of our strategy, we’re focused on driving innovation and advancing technologies that can be scaled safely, reliably and affordably.

Smart Grid, Smart Jobs

The transition to a smarter grid has benefits beyond network efficiency and reliability: it also provides job growth opportunities.

Natural gas line upgrades ahead of the curve

LG&E completed a long-term gas main replacement project reached in the heart of downtown Louisville in June 2017. The final stretch of work wrapped up an initiative that began back in 1996 when LG&E established a program to replace 540 miles of aging cast iron, wrought iron and bare steel natural gas pipelines, which are more vulnerable to degradation over time, with more durable plastic natural gas pipelines.

Innovative project positions PPL Electric as a provider in the grid of the future

The Keystone Solar Future Project is an example of the innovative thinking PPL Electric is using as new on-site generation technologies transform the utility environment. The project will set up a “distributed system platform” that leverages the company’s existing smart grid technology to plan for, monitor and control distributed energy resources such as solar panels.