Reshaping our energy future.

The transition to a clean energy future offers opportunities for us to further reduce our environmental impact and invest in new technologies while driving value for our customers and shareowners.

Clean energy strategy

Our clean energy strategy drives an efficient transition and economic development, while maintaining affordability.

Wildflowers bloom along a transmission line Kentucky.
Wildflowers bloom along a transmission line in Kentucky.

Four pillars of our strategy

Decarbonize our Kentucky generation fleet

  • Economically retire coal generation.
  • Advance clean power generation and leverage future technologies.
  • Maintain reliability and affordability for our Kentucky customers and support state economic development.

Drive digital innovation and R&D to enable new technologies

  • Advance new technologies through research, development and innovation, in partnership with industry and research institutions.

Position the grid as an enabler for clean energy resources and drive energy efficiency and demand side management

  • Leverage leading performance across our utilities to expand and modernize the grid and integrate utility-scale renewables and distributed energy resources.
  • Advance electrification and support adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Promote options to reduce customer energy use.

Decarbonize our non-generation operations

  • Electrify fleet vehicles.
  • Reduce emissions associated with our electric and gas use, including increasing renewables consumption at PPL’s company buildings.
  • Assess operational improvements and investments necessary to maintain emissions rates at or below industry average across PPL’s utilities, including an assessment of gas distribution system operations.

Our path to Net-Zero

PPL has set an ambitious goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In addition, we are targeting a 70% reduction from 2010 levels by 2035 and an 80% reduction by 2040.

We continue to make progress toward our goal, and we are on track to achieve our interim targets. Through 2021, we reduced carbon emissions nearly 60% from 2010 levels.

Economically transitioning our Kentucky fleet

Decarbonizing our generation fleet in Kentucky is a critical component to achieving net-zero emissions. We continue to assess the dynamic energy landscape to identify opportunities to economically support this transition and we have committed not to burn unabated coal by 2050.


We expect to retire 2,000 megawatts of coal generation over the next 15 years.


We’ve received regulatory approval to retire 650 MW of aging fossil-fuel generation  (primarily coal) by 2027 and to replace it with a reliable, affordable and cleaner energy mix.

Enabling clean energy resources and R&D

We’re leading the way in deploying smart grid technology and automation necessary to drive deep decarbonization and accommodate more renewable energy. In addition, we’re investing in clean energy research and development to deliver on our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while preserving energy reliability and affordability.


Almost $100 million in active federal funding.


Participating in more than 150 active research projects, steering key industry partnerships and collaborating with industry and academia to enable decarbonization.

Electrification and Decarbonization

We are working to make system enhancements necessary to meet electricity demand over the long term and support increased electrification of the economy, including greater adoption of electric vehicles.


100% of all PPL’s light-duty vehicles to be electrified by 2030.


Targeting about 30% decrease in energy use in buildings decrease by 2030.

Our Strategy in Action

See our clean energy strategy at work across the PPL family of companies.