Last spring, LG&E and KU announced the arrival of a flock of Shetland and Katahdin sheep at Kentucky’s largest universal solar facility located at the company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County.
Thanks to a partnership with nearby Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the sheep continue to keep the facility’s vegetation in check, while farmers from Shaker Village manage the flock.
Now, the company is excited to announce the adorable sheep can be viewed in real time through a new live-streaming webcam. Viewers can tune in to lge-ku.com/sheep to watch the sheep at the solar facility.
While the sheep are a nice addition to the serene landscape, they also play a practical role in keeping vegetation under control on 50 acres at the facility, as mowing grass under and around the solar panels is challenging and time-consuming.
Similar to the popular Mill Creek falcon cam that viewers from more than 80 countries have watched over the years, the launch of our new sheep cam builds on our ongoing efforts to showcase the company’s sustainability efforts in action.
Viewers can catch the sheep “mowing” grass during the spring and summer months before they return to their warm winter home at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill later this year.