A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

LG&E, Kentucky Utilities Company making system-wide enhancements to further improve service

Most folks don’t realize the convenience of their natural gas and electric service until it’s not there. Fortunately, customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have continued to experience safer, more reliable service thanks to additional improvements in the companies’ energy infrastructure. Overall, from January 2018 to October 2019, LG&E and KU are...

Keeneland announces Kentucky Utilities as signature sponsor of grade III Transylvania Stakes April 6

Keeneland has announced that Lexington-based Kentucky Utilities Company has been named the signature sponsor of the $150,000 Transylvania (G3), to be held opening day of the 2018 Spring Meet, Friday, April 6. “Kentucky Utilities is respected throughout the Commonwealth as a business and civic leader, and we are proud to welcome them to the Keeneland family,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and...

LG&E, KU announce coal combustion residual dry storage projects ahead of schedule, under budget

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are pleased to announce they are currently on track to fully convert next year to dry storage for coal combustion residuals — eliminating the use of ash ponds and other storage impoundments at their four coal-fired power plants. LG&E and KU first launched plans to convert to dry storage about a decade ago, before the EPA’s...

LG&E, KU to double donations to third party assistance programs for customers in need

With prolonged periods of sub-freezing temperatures this winter, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company will be doubling their annual support, matching $2 for every $1 donated by residential customers, to the utilities’ third-party heating assistance programs. This increased assistance will retroactively take effect starting February 1 and will continue through April 30....

LG&E and KU reach unanimous settlement to deliver nearly $180 million in tax savings to customers

Customers of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company will begin to see the financial benefits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act beginning in March. The two utilities announced today that they will file a unanimous settlement agreement with the Kentucky Public Service Commission requesting approval to return tax savings to customers this spring. If approved by the...

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, KU to seek PSC approval to install 1.3 million advanced meters in all service territories

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company announced today that, after months of meetings with representatives of customer groups, they plan to ask the Kentucky Public Service Commission for approval of a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity” to install 1.3 million advanced meters across the utilities’ service territories. Advanced meters offer customers near-real-time...

Frost Brown Todd LLC elects Robert V. Sartin as chairman; three-year term begins January 1

The members of Frost Brown Todd LLC have elected Robert V. Sartin to serve as chairman of the firm. Sartin’s initial three-year term begins January 1. Sartin has served on FBT’s nine-person Executive Committee since 2012. He joined the firm in 2006 and was member-in-charge of the Lexington, office from 2008-2011. He has previously served on the firm’s Strategic Planning, Finance, and Advancement...

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...

Customer participation in efficiency programs helps LG&E, KU meet energy conservation goals

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company announced Wednesday that they have been able to offset roughly the same amount of energy that equates to building a new power plant. The savings were largely the result of customers embracing the utilities’ energy efficiency programs LG&E and KU set a goal in 2008 of saving approximately 500 megawatts of capacity and, to date...

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...

Kentucky Utilities announces plans to retire two of company’s oldest coal-fired power generators

Kentucky Utilities Company announced on Tuesday the combination of stricter environmental regulations and customers’ embracing energy-efficiency measures will enable the utilities to retire two of the company’s oldest coal-fired units. In making its decision, KU analyzed a number of alternatives for meeting the anticipated stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations, including the Coal...