Discover the Benefits of the Lewis Ridge Project

Investing in the Future

Southeastern Kentucky has delivered affordable and reliable electricity to the people and businesses in the region for a long time. As coal plants in Kentucky and neighboring states are retired, we need to find new ways to store and generate electricity.

Benefits of Pumped Storage


Provides 24/7 on-demand energy, helping ensure affordable energy prices.


Costs 20-30% less than installed lithium-ion batteries.


Facilities operational for 100+ years.


Pumped storage accounts for 93% of US utility-scale storage.


Generates power even during extreme weather events.

Economic Benefits

Generates 1,500 family-wage jobs

Creates dozens of permanent jobs

Offers job training and apprenticeships

Contributes millions in local tax revenue

Helps ensure affordable energy prices