How PPL is leading a clean energy transition while balancing reliability, resiliency and affordability
With the understanding that existing technology is not enough to achieve increasingly ambitious decarbonization goals, the Electric Power Research Institute and Gas Technology Institute in 2020 launched a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Mercer County, Kentucky, E.W. Brown Generating Station is home to four different types of energy generating resources, including a nearly 100-yearold hydroelectric facility and the first, and largest, existing universal solar facility in the commonwealth.
PPL Electric’s long-standing appliance recycling program has a positive impact on the environment, helping customers reduce emissions and save energy.
We are exploring the power of solar energy, battery storage and new technology to help us prepare, innovate and be ready for the demands of tomorrow’s energy grid.
Maybe it’s the quiet energy of the forest, or the song of the golden-winged warbler, or even the stillness of the pristine 52-acre glacial lake that appeals to the hundreds of visitors who come to Lacawac Sanctuary each year. No matter why they come, all visitors leave with a profound appreciation for nature and all its wonder.
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.
To help the birds and ensure their customers continue to have excellent and reliable service, PPL Electric, LG&E and KU, and WPD have all installed platforms in their service territories to provide safe locations for ospreys to nest. It’s part of the company’s continued commitment to conservation.