Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) plan to keep almost all of their coal-burning power plants in commercial operation for the duration of their new 15-year integrated resource plan, submitted in October to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).
LG&E/KU, subsidiaries of Pennsylvania’s PPL Corp., and Kentucky largest investor-owned utilities, only intend to retire two small coal units, representing less than 300 megawatts (MW), at the E.W. Brown power plant. Their largest baseload coal plants — Ghent, Mill Creek and Trimble County — are expected to keep running through the period.
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