E.W. Brown has lots of land that not only benefits customers by housing four different types of energy generation resources but is also home to a flock of sheep and pollinator habitats.
Pollinators rely on flowers for pollen and nectar needs. LG&E and KU are incorporating more pollinator habitats at various locations and they’re filled with more than 64 species of native plants to help attract all kinds of pollinators.
These pollinator habitats, rich with native plants, create an environment to attract and support pollinators such as native bees, honey bees and monarch butterflies. Not only will they benefit these pollinators, but they will also help beautify the landscape at E.W. Brown and other locations, support grassland birds, reduce water runoff and soil erosion, lower maintenance costs, and provide education opportunities for the public.
The E.W. Brown pollinator project is happening now with over 120 acres being used as a pollinator habitat. We’re also planting additional pollinator habitats at our Solar Share facility in Shelby County, and have plans to incorporate pollinator habitats at our Cane Run Generating Station and at our retired Tyrone Generating Station.
- Pollinator Bill Insert (PDF)