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