The company is very active in reducing emissions through our energy conservation program called Demand-Side Management. The company also is an Energy Star Partner, which encourages customers to make their homes more energy efficient and is good for the environment. We promote energy efficiency through a variety of programs:
Demand Conservation units installed on more than 93,000 air conditioning units. Customers earn $5 per month, June through September, for having the device on their air conditioning units. The devices help reduce summer peak demand by as much as 93 megawatts, enabling us to use our power plants more efficiently and delay the addition of new ones.
Home Energy Analysis provided to more than 8,800 customers since 2001 with customer actions resulting in annual reductions of 5,596 mWh of electric usage and 66.6 mmcf of natural gas usage. Home Energy Analysiss are available year-round.
Commercial Energy Analysis provided to more than 4,200 customers since 2001 with customer actions resulting in annual reductions of 25,345 mWh of electric usage and 313.4 mmcf of natural gas usage. Schedule an audit and make your business more energy efficient.
Weatherization services provided to nearly 4,400 low-income customers since 2001 resulting in annual reductions of 5,756 mWh of electric usage and 84.6 mmcf of natural gas usage. The WeCare low-income weatherization program is available for those who meet eligibility requirements.
Project Warm is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free weatherization services to low-income and elderly citizens of Louisville Metro. We have partnered with Project Warm since its inception in 1982, and every November hundreds of our employees volunteer to weatherize more than 400 homes of the elderly and disabled.
Get Energy Active!
Edison Electric Institute has created a website called "Get Energy Active", which teaches how to use electricity wisely and efficiently to save money, as well as our environment. Get energy smart and get energy active today!.
What You Can Do
Conservation is the best way to reduce your energy bills and help the environment. In addition to participating in our Demand Side Management programs, here are some tips to help you use energy wisely and lower utility bills.
Carbon Dioxide and Your Environment
The carbon dioxide (CO2) you and your family produce can add up quickly. Simple things — such as leaving the lights on in your home and driving your car — can play a big part in the amount of carbon dioxide you produce. In fact, you may be surprised by how much CO2 you emit each year into the earth's atmosphere. If you want to find ways to save energy and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced in your home, you first need to know how much you create.
Calculate your personal impact and learn how you can take action to reduce your emissions. At LG&E and KU, we are committed to preserving the environment and want to do whatever we can to help you find ways to save energy, so we can all make a difference in the world.