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LG&E & KU Energy (PPL)

Filed: 12 Aug 14, 8:00pm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  August 12, 2014

Commission File
Number
Registrant; State of Incorporation;
Address and Telephone Number
IRS Employer
Identification No.
   
1-11459
PPL Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(Pennsylvania)
Two North Ninth Street
Allentown, PA  18101-1179
(610) 774-5151
23-2758192
   
333-173665
 
LG&E and KU Energy LLC
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(Kentucky)
220 West Main Street
Louisville, KY  40202-1377
(502) 627-2000
20-0523163
   
1-2893
 
Louisville Gas and Electric Company
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(Kentucky)
220 West Main Street
Louisville, KY  40202-1377
(502) 627-2000
61-0264150
   
1-3464
 
Kentucky Utilities Company
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(Kentucky and Virginia)
One Quality Street
Lexington, KY  40507-1462
(502) 627-2000
61-0247570
 


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Section 8 - Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events

On August 12, 2014, Louisville Gas and Electric Company ("LG&E") and Kentucky Utilities Company ("KU" and, together with LG&E, the "Companies") issued a press release announcing that they will withdraw their proposal to build a new natural gas combined-cycle generating unit in western Kentucky, but will continue with plans to build a solar generation facility in central Kentucky.  The decision is based upon revised estimates of future capacity timing requirements for the Companies following the election by certain of KU's municipal customers to terminate their wholesale power contracts in 2019.

The withdrawn project had been anticipated to be constructed at KU's Green River generating station by 2018 for an estimated cost of approximately $700 million.  The Companies will continue with their plans for construction of an estimated 10MW solar generation facility, anticipated to cost approximately $36 million, at KU's E.W. Brown generating station.  Subject to regulatory applications, permitting and construction schedules, such facility is planned to be operational in 2016.

A copy of the Companies' press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (d) Exhibits 
     
   
99.1 -
 
 
Press Release dated August 12, 2014 of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company announcing the withdrawal of their proposal to build a new natural gas combined-cycle generating unit.
 
     
Statements in this report and the accompanying press release, including statements with respect to future events and their timing,  as well as statements as to future costs or expenses, regulation, corporate strategy and performance, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  Although PPL Corporation, LG&E and KU Energy LLC and the Companies believe that the expectations and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these expectations, assumptions and statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the statements.  The following are among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: regulatory and construction approvals and permitting; customer and market demand and prices for electricity; political, regulatory or economic conditions in states and regions where PPL Corporation, LG&E and KU Energy LLC and the Companies conduct business; and the progress of actual construction, including the cost of the relevant equipment, assets or facilities.  Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in light of such important factors and in conjunction with PPL Corporation's, LG&E and KU Energy LLC's and the Companies' Form 10-K and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 
 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


 PPL CORPORATION
    
 By:/s/ Stephen K. Breininger 
  
Stephen K. Breininger
Controller
 


 LG&E AND KU ENERGY LLC
    
 By:/s/ Kent W. Blake 
  
Kent W. Blake
Chief Financial Officer
 


 LOUISVILLE GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
    
 By:/s/ Kent W. Blake 
  
Kent W. Blake
Chief Financial Officer
 
 

 KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY
    
 By:/s/ Kent W. Blake 
  
Kent W. Blake
Chief Financial Officer
 


Dated:  August 13, 2014