Category: Sustainability

Powering economic development in Kentucky

Empowering communities that thrive and succeed is important to us. In Kentucky, @LGEKU efforts have contributed to the growth of business and jobs in the areas they serve.

Powering pollinator research

Birds do it and bees do it. Oh, and butterflies, too. Pollination that is. We’re helping provide pollinator-friendly habitats and protect our power lines at the same time.

Helping communities – near and far

Crews from PPL’s operating utilities are often called to help restore power in other regions, and under their mutual assistance agreements, can call in help from other utilities when it is needed.

Constructive culture driving innovation, collaboration

The common thread to PPL Electric’s continued success has been an increasingly constructive workplace culture. In recent years, the company has built a culture that nurtures an atmosphere of employee engagement and accountability, with employees providing and accepting feedback as they focus on achieving exceptional results

Going above and beyond for customer service

Most people couldn’t imagine starting their day without a cup of coffee. So, when customers Don and Robin Smith from Somerset, Kentucky, saw KU trucks outside their house, Don was worried the crews would shut off power before he could brew his morning cup of Joe.

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.