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Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities

Louisville, Kentucky

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities are owned and operated by LG&E and KU Energy, a diversified energy services company. Together, these utilities provide gas and electric service to Louisville, Lexington, and surrounding counties in Kentucky and five counties in Virginia. LG&E and KU are receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for their continued technical, marketing, and educational support promoting the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Providing incentives for 341 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a total of 2,677 certified homes since the program was launched in 2009.
  • Delivering the yearlong "Technical Training Series" for builders, home energy raters, and allied industry groups to emphasize the value of continued support of the ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 program model.
  • Achieving an estimated 2,189 MWh in annual electric savings and 747 kW in annual demand reductions.
  • Continuing efforts with a state-level task force to implement legislation promoting the practice of incorporating the value of energy efficiency in real estate appraisals. Delegates include: Kentucky Mortgage Bankers Association, Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board, Home Builders Association of Kentucky, Kentucky Association of Realtors, and Kentucky Division of Energy Efficiency and Conservation.
  • Participating in and sponsoring community-wide, regional, and statewide events associated with energy efficiency to inform potential homeowners and home builders about the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes.