Built in the 1920s, the Dix Dam Hydro Plant was a showplace filled with goldfish and flowers and hailed as the world's largest stone-filled dam. Originally a principal source of power, the hydro plant is now used mainly when heavy rainfall results in above normal lake elevation. Today, with all three units running, the plant produces 33 megawatts of power.
In your community
An important part of the company’s mission is to positively impact the communities in which it does business by supporting education, community outreach, environmental stewardship and the arts. As an extension of E.W. Brown Generating Station, employees and contracted employees of Dix Dam have a long tradition of volunteer service, community involvement and support of local charities. These and similar efforts contribute to the well-being and success of the communities in which we work and live, and reinforce LG&E and KU’s commitment to be both an employer of choice and a good corporate citizen.
Some of the local organizations and charitable causes our E.W. Brown and Dix Dam employees are proud to support include:
- The Plant General Manager and other staff members are members of the Herrington Lake Conservation League. This organization is dedicated to the preservation of the natural beauty of Herrington Lake and the surrounding water shed.
- The E.W. Brown CARE Club was formed in 1988 and continues to raise money for local families in need. The Club has helped hundreds of families in the local area.
- Several meetings each year are conducted to keep fence-line neighbors aware of activities at the plant.
- Plant staff are actively involved in local civic groups and school system advisory boards.
- In the past several years many plant personnel have been recognized as “Leadership Givers” to the local United Way.
- Employees regularly donate to the local back-to-school supply drive program that provides school supplies to disadvantaged students in the community.