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November 30, 2015 8:17 PM ET


Company Overview of Louisville Gas and Electric Company

Company Overview

Louisville Gas and Electric Company, a regulated utility, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kentucky. The company generates electricity through coal, oil and gas, and hydro sources. It also distributes and sells natural gas in Kentucky. The company serves 321,000 natural gas and 400,000 electric customers in Louisville and adjacent areas in Kentucky. As of December 31, 2014, it owned 3,342 MW of electric power generation capacity. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville Gas and Electric Company operates as a subsidiary of LG&E and KU Energy LLC.

220 West Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202

United States

Founded in 1913

1,029 Employees



Key Executives for Louisville Gas and Electric Company

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Age: 57
Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Age: 60
Vice President of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company Key Developments

Sixth Circuit Rules in Favor of Residents against Louisville Gas and Electric Company

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of thousands of Kentucky residents and upheld a trial court’s decision denying Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s motion to dismiss the suit. Representative plaintiffs had filed a class-action lawsuit against LGE for continually allowing coal dust and ash from a coal-fired power plant to escape its site and to settle on neighboring properties and homes. According to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, LGE’s Cane Run power plant is fueled by the burning of coal, which produces ash byproducts that contain toxic materials, including arsenic, chromium and lead. This ash has been coating the neighboring homes for years. Residents’ repeated complaints to the local Air Pollution Control District had proven ineffective as LGE continued to release its dangerous ash on its neighbors. The Cane Run power plant is located just east of the Ohio River, near several Kentucky neighborhoods that are home to thousands of residents, and its byproducts include known carcinogens and pose significant health hazards to area residents, according to the suit. The lawsuit further alleges that, despite receiving several Notices of Violation from the Louisville Air Pollution Control District, the Cane Run power plant continues to spew coal dust, ash and other pollutants onto neighboring residences. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of area homeowners, and seeks monetary and statutory damages, as well as injunctive relief that orders LGE to cease activities that allow coal combustion byproducts to escape from the Cane Run power plant.

Federal Judge Allows Water Pollution Lawsuit Against Louisville Gas and Electric Co. to Continue

A federal judge in Kentucky is allowing a court case around wastewater discharge at a coal plant owned by Louisville Gas and Electric Co. to continue. As questions linger regarding whether wastewater discharge at Louisville Gas and Electric Co.'s 1,484-MW Mill Creek coal plant is permitted, a federal judge in Kentucky has allowed a lawsuit against the company to continue. U.S. District Court Judge David Hale, in an order issued Aug. 31, denied cross-motions for summary judgment filed by the Sierra Club and LG&E in the dispute over the discharge of treated wastewater from the ash pond at the Mill Creek Generating Station in Jefferson County, Ky., into the Ohio River. The Sierra Club and Earth justice filed a lawsuit in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky asking a federal judge to order the PPL Corp. utility to stop discharging the coal ash wastewater.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company Unveils CNG Operations Truck at Magnolia Compressor Station in Kentucky

Louisville Gas and Electric Company has unveiled its new operations truck fueled by compressed natural gas, or CNG, at Magnolia Natural Gas Compressor Station in Kentucky, US.

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