Empowering Sustainability in Kentucky

Empowering our customers to do even more

Here are the many ways we’re partnering with our customers to help them meet their sustainability goals:

We’re integrating sustainability into every part of our operations and through customer partnerships

As part of our environmental efforts across our generation fleet and throughout our business, we’ve committed with our parent company, PPL, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 70% from 2010 levels by 2040 and 80% by 2050.

We’ve already helped the city of Louisville to reduce its CO2 emissions by 10% and are increasingly adding more solar to further increase our existing renewable generation, which includes two, nearly 100-year-old hydro facilities. And, we’re continuing to explore additional opportunities to add more cost-effective renewable energy sources for our customers.

As our generating units approach the end of their economic lives, we’re taking reasonable measures, within the regulatory frameworks in which we operate, to support the continued reduction of CO2 and other emissions.

Carbon capture

Capturing carbon

We’re partnering with the University of Kentucky on a megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot at our E.W. Brown Generating Station, one of the few operational sites in the United States.

We’ve pledged to electrify 10% of our transportation fleet by 2030 by replacing our end-of-lease light duty vehicles with a combination of fully electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids and outfitting our heavy-duty vehicles with plug-in idle mitigation units. We plan to have around 130 total electric vehicles, which will be a blend of light duty trucks and heavy-duty bucket trucks, which will also be much quieter while idling.

three employees standing next to electric vehicles and large battery storage unit

Using battery storage

We’re collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on a large-scale energy storage project at our E.W. Brown Generating Station.

​​​​​​We’ve created more pollinator habitats and are partnering with the historic Shaker Village to use a flock of 35 sheep to control vegetation at Kentucky’s largest solar facility located at our E.W. Brown Generating Station. 

We’re helping protect and restore the peregrine falcon population with nesting boxes at our facilities.