LG&E, Government Officials to Kick-Off Environmental Upgrades at Mill Creek Plant with Jobs Announcement
News media are invited to attend 11 a.m. press conference on Nov. 29
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With clean-coal environmental upgrades to Louisville Gas and Electric Company's Mill Creek generating station set to begin, company representatives and government officials will host a press conference at the facility on Nov. 29 at 11 a.m.
What: New and updated environmental controls will be installed at LG&E's Mill Creek generating station in southwestern Jefferson County. The projects will create numerous construction jobs that involve a variety of trades. Details about the number of jobs and project specifics will be unveiled at Thursday's press conference.
Where: Mill Creek Generating Station, 14660 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Ky. 40272. News media representatives should sign-in at the security check-point and will then be escorted to the press conference.
When: Nov. 29 at 11 a.m.
Why: LG&E, and its sister utility, Kentucky Utilities Company, plan to invest more than $940 million at the Mill Creek generating station. The environmental improvements will enable LG&E and KU to continue to use Illinois Basin coal to provide low cost and reliable electricity to Kentucky residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Who: Speakers at tomorrow's press conference will include Vic Staffieri, LG&E and KU's chairman, CEO and president; Mayor Greg Fischer; Representative Jim Gooch, chair of the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environment Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives; Secretary of Energy and Environment Len Peters; and Allison Martin, Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. Kentucky Utilities serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.