Advancing new technologies.

We are committed to R&D and advancing technologies required to achieve net-zero

Battery storage project at E.W. Brown generating station in Kentucky.

Our commitment to research and development

Achieving a net-zero future and going further faster to address climate change requires new ideas and fundamental advances in technology that can be deployed and scaled safely, reliably and affordably for those we serve.

Our R&D Priorities

Carbon capture and sequestration

Hydrogen hubs, green hydrogen production and blending


Long duration energy storage


Advanced nuclear technologies


DER solutions and readiness

Next generation smart grid

Key Partnerships

Through collaboration with key industry partnerships, we are driving innovation through a focus on R&D priorities to close the net-zero gap.

LCRI Low-Carbon Resources Initiative

PPL is an anchor sponsor of the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative, focused on identifying, developing and demonstrating affordable and reliable pathways to economywide decarbonization.

Energy Impact Partners

We are making strategic investments in environmental & decarbonization funds focused on emerging clean energy technologies.

Electric Power Research Institute

Continuing partnerships with EPRI on utility-scale energy storage system research and initiatives focused on grid resilience and adaptation.

Univ. of Kentucky at PPL R&D Center

Innovative partnership with the University of Kentucky to study capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at natural gas combined cycle power plants

A focus on R&D

PPL recently caught up with Director of Research and Development Aron Patrick to talk about exciting projects, partnerships and breakthrough research helping to propel PPL’s clean energy transition.

Innovation in Action

Read more about innovative research projects happening across PPL’s companies.