A Bright Energy Future
for Southeastern Kentucky

Powering Kentucky for Generations to Come

The Lewis Ridge Pumped Storage Project represents a new era of jobs and economic growth for Southeastern Kentucky. It builds upon the region’s energy-producing legacy and skilled workforce to develop critical infrastructure that will power the nation for generations to come.

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Project Benefits

$1.5+ billion investment in southeastern Kentucky

Creates over 1,500 family-wage jobs

Produces 287 MW of reliable, affordable electricity

Constructs a 100+-year asset to bolster the area's power grid

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How does pumped storage work?

About Rye Development

Rye Development is a leading developer of new low impact hydro powered energy generation and storage in the United States. With a pipeline of 25 projects across the US, Rye is committed to the responsible development of untapped hydropower resources while maintaining rivers’ balance of environmental and commercial requirements. In conjunction with financing partner, Climate Adaptive Infrastructure Fund, Rye brings communities around the country substantial infrastructure, job creation, and a local source of renewable, non-consumptive energy.

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