In the 29 months preceding the filing, LG&E and KU invested in excess of $1 billion in more than 4,000 projects, including:
- $284 million in generation and transmission
- $206 million in electric distribution
- $27 million in information technology
- $199 million in generation and transmission
- $282 million in electric and natural gas distribution infrastructure
- $22 million in information technology
Specifically, the companies have invested:
$488 million in distribution improvements
- Old Henry substation — to serve Eastern Jefferson County
- Circuit hardening — for better reliability system-wide
- Natural gas system — a continuation of our 615-mile main replacement project and increased leak surveying to ensure and maintain safety
- Trimble County 2 — the new 585-net-megawatt unit that is one of the cleanest coal-fired units in the country.
- Ohio Falls — LG&E's hydroelectric station upgrade
- Substations' reliability and transmission upgrades
LG&E and KU have taken significant steps to improve service by creating nearly 175 new jobs in just the last year. Approximately 50 of the employees are located in Morganfield at the new LG&E and KU Customer Contact Center.
Other positions have been filled to help us meet tighter federal cyber security standards as well as more stringent transmission reliability requirements. LG&E and KU were recognized by the SERC Reliability Corporation last year for superior commitment to reliability performance. SERC is the nonprofit organization responsible for promoting and improving electric service reliability.