Minimize economic and customer impacts


  • As regulated utilities, LG&E and KU are required by the KPSC to provide reliable energy at the lowest reasonable cost, while complying with environmental laws and regulations.  
  • The company strives to minimize impacts for customers, and current proposed regulations would undermine state and local economies.
  • The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has projected that a 10 percent increase in Kentucky electricity prices could result in a $2 billion decrease in the state’s gross domestic product and a loss of 30,000 jobs in the energy-sensitive manufacturing sector.
  • It is critical, particularly for manufacturing states like Kentucky, that the EPA strongly consider the economic impacts of these regulations because Kentucky has found coal-fired electricity to be a competitive advantage in attracting and maintaining energy-intensive industries and the jobs that they bring.