Advancing new technologies.

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

Acres of pollinator habitat fill the grounds at our solar facility. It and our battery storage site are co-located 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.

LG&E and KU, EPRI, University of Kentucky, begin industry-leading research

Ground-breaking energy research that could lead to the first-of-its-kind deployment of carbon-capture technology at a natural gas combined-cycle power plant is now underway in Kentucky.

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

Research Publications

Each year PPL provides funding to institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to energy and carbon capture research.

Innovation in Action

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