LG&E and KU offer helpful winter season reminders to help area residents stay safe and warm

With continued cold temperatures across the region, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are offering a few seasonal reminders to help area residents stay safe and comfortable in their homes. • Keep warm air in and cold air out – Ensure heating systems are operating efficiently. Seal leaks and gaps around the home with caulk, spray foam or weather-stripping. Make sure...

LG&E and KU Energy chairman and CEO Victor Staffieri announces retirement effective March 8

Long-time leader of LG&E and KU Energy, Victor A. Staffieri, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 8 as chairman and CEO of the state’s largest utility. Paul Thompson, who was named president and chief operating officer in January 2017, will succeed Staffieri. Staffieri, who has been in LG&E and KU’s top role since 2001, has been directly involved in the strategic transformation...

KU, LG&E install new charging station in Midway to enhance accessibility for electric vehicle drivers

Located in horse and bourbon country between Lexington and Louisville, not far from the capital and less than a mile off of Interstate 64 in Midway is a passing point for travelers on their way to any number of destinations. The town is now bridging the gap in a new way – partnering with Kentucky Utilities to install a new charging station for electric vehicle drivers looking to power up. Midway...

Frost Brown Todd’s Crockett to join LG&E, KU senior team as O’Brien announces February retirement

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company announced today that John R. Crockett III, chairman of Frost Brown Todd, will join the utilities in early January as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary. The company also announced that Dorothy O’Brien, who has been serving as interim general counsel, will stay on until the end of February to ensure...

LG&E, KU among more than 100 utilities marking week-long utility scam awareness campaign

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are proud to stand with more than 100 U.S. and Canadian utilities to expose the tactics scammers use when attempting to steal money from utility customers and to educate customers on how to protect themselves. The awareness efforts are part of LG&E and KU’s participation in Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a consortium...

LG&E, KU’s ‘Plant for the Planet’ grants to fund tree-plantings by nonprofit, government entities

Applications will soon begin being accepted for “Plant for the Planet” grants from Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. The grants fund qualified tree-plantings by nonprofit or government entities. The Plant for the Planet grant program awards matching grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 to organizations with a history of successful tree plantings in the LG&E...

LG&E and KU, EKPC boost power grid resilience utilities by joining equipment sharing program

To help restore electric service to communities after catastrophic emergencies or significant natural events, 28 utilities – including Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) – have now committed to participate in the RESTORE program, which establishes a proactive approach to providing critical equipment for...

LG&E and KU encourage community to plan ahead during National Preparedness Month

With the recent damage and upheaval caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma throughout parts of the U.S., we’re reminded how devastating natural disasters can be and how quickly they can strip us of some of our most basic resources. To ensure the best chance possible of weathering through disasters, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are encouraging area residents to...

LG&E and KU deploy resources to Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma landfall to assist restoration efforts

As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma’s landfall, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are answering calls for utility assistance in preparation for recovery from the potentially catastrophic damage the storm could cause. LG&E and KU have coordinated the release of nearly 190 employee and contractor line technicians, team leaders, tree trimmers and additional support...

KU, LG&E earn top two spots in J.D. Power survey of residential customer satisfaction in Midwest region

According to newly released survey results, Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company have earned the top two rankings for residential customer satisfaction among utilities in the Midwest Mid-size region. The survey was conducted by global market research company J.D. Power. The research company’s 2017 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study ranks KU first...

Local arts projects can double funds raised through partnership with ArtsMatch through June

A Fund for the Arts selections committee has chosen 16 arts-based projects for the second cycle of its ArtsMatch crowdfunding program, which provides an opportunity for cultural providers to more effectively raise project funding. From now until June 30, 2017, the selected groups will raise funds using the ArtsMatch platform, which will help the selected projects reach new audiences and invest in...

LG&E, KU earn EPRI Technology awards for electric vehicle charging stations, Brown Solar

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company was recently honored with two Technology Transfer Awards from the Electric Power Research Institute for its achievements in research and development. Presented annually, EPRI’s Technology Transfer Awards recognize power system leaders and innovators who have helped their companies deliver safe, affordable, reliable, and environmentally...

LG&E and KU Energy announces organizational changes; Staffieri remains as chairman and CEO

LG&E and KU Energy announced a series of organizational changes. Chairman and CEO Victor A. Staffieri maintains responsibility for the overall strategic and financial direction of the company, while providing President and Chief Operating Officer Paul W. Thompson the opportunity to become increasingly involved in the day-to-day activities and fiscal matters of the company. Under the new structure,...

LG&E and KU ramp up efforts to protect customers from utility scams

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are joining forces with gas and electric utilities across the U.S. and Canada to educate customers about scams. The industry group is designating Wednesday, Nov. 16 “Utilities United Against Scams Day” and plans to support it with a week-long informational campaign exposing some of the tricks scammers use to target utility customers...

Kentucky’s largest universal solar facility should be able to power 1,500 homes when operational in June

While the sun may not always shine brightly on our old Kentucky home, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company expect it will provide enough light for their new solar plant to power about 1,500 homes and give the utilities insights into commercial-scale solar technology. Utility officials were joined earlier this week by Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, Kentucky Energy and Environment...

East Kentucky Power Cooperative finalizes purchase of natural gas power plant in LaGrange

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) yesterday finalized the purchase of a natural gas-fueled power plant in LaGrange, Ky., from Bluegrass Generation Co. LLC. The power plant, located about 20 miles east of Louisville in Oldham County, features three simple-cycle natural gas units with a total net rated winter capacity of 594 megawatts. “This transaction was the result of a year and a half of work...

PSC declines KU/LG&E expansion of landfills, Sterling Ventures’ request to fill underground mine

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has affirmed its earlier approval of combustion waste landfills at power plants operated by the state’s two largest electric utilities, despite sharp increases in the cost of the facilities. But the PSC, in an order issued Tuesday, declined requests by Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) to extend that approval...

LG&E, KU seek approval to own and operate electric vehicle charging stations in their service territories

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have filed requests with the Kentucky Public Service Commission to allow the companies to own and operate electric vehicle charging stations within their two service territories. KU prototype charging station (KU photo) While the specific locations have not been selected, each utility is requesting approval to place 10 stations in public access...

Warm your loves ones' homes this Valentine’s Day with a HUG – home utility gift certificate

Wondering what to get that special person in your life for Valentine’s Day? Consider a HUG, or home utility gift certificate, from Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.   A HUG credits the utility account of any LG&E or KU customer. A credit is applied directly to the recipient’s utility account and automatically deducted from the person’s next bill.   HUGs...

Nonprofit agencies around state begin 2015 with $1.7 million through giving campaign

  Local nonprofit organizations will start the New Year assisting more families and residents in need with continued support from employees of Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company.   Voluntary employee donations and financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation reached more than $1.7 million during the company’s annual giving campaign this past fall,...