• Utilities

  • Overall utility costs in Kentucky continue to be among the very lowest in the nation, providing yet another competitive business advantage. With vast natural resources for the provision of energy, natural gas and water supply, Kentucky is a cost effective location. Coupled with a strong technology network, companies are assured quality access to a complete infrastructure needed to be operational.

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E), based in Louisville, Kentucky,  is a regulated electric and natural gas utility, serving over 700,000 customers.  Its service area covers 16 counties, approximately 700 square miles. 

    Service Provider:  Louisville Gas & Electric
    Service Area:  16 counties
    Reserve Margin:  19.6%

    Avg. Price per Kwh:

    • Residential 10.08¢
    • Commercial 9.25¢
    • Industrial 6.57¢ 

    Generating Capacity (Winter/Summer)

    Peak Load (Winter/Summer)


    Kentucky's natural gas costs are competitive for both the industrial and commercial sectors, particularly within the Midwest and Southeast regions of the nation. A large majority of consumed volume is obtained from the interstate pipeline system between the Gulf States and the Northeast, which passes directly through Kentucky, thus ensuring a competitive and readily available supply of natural gas. The remainder of the natural gas expended in the state is produced by wells in the Kentucky coalfields.

    Service Provider:  Louisville Gas & Electric
    Service Area:  16 counties

    Avg. Price per Mcf:

    • Residential 10.41¢
    • Commercial 8.75¢
    • Industrial 8.22¢

    Underground Storage Capability: 25.90 billion cubic feet

    The Louisville Water Company provides water to about 850,000 people in Louisville Metro and parts of Bullitt, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer Counties who depend on our superior quality.  Since October 16, 1860, the Louisville Water Company has been a lifeline to the region, supplying safe drinking water for homes, businesses and schools. 

    Service Provider:  Louisville Water Company
    Source:  Ohio River
    Rated Capacity:  188 mgd

    Avg. Daily Demand:  119 mgd
    Peak Demand:  155 mgd
    Cost per 1,000 gallons:  Residential:  $2.45; Commercial/Industrial:  $3.14



    Wastewater Treatment 
    The Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) provides three core areas of service:

    • Operates and maintains more than 3,200 miles of wastewater
      collection sewer lines
    • Maintains the 376-square-mile stormwater drainage system for
      the Louisville Metro area
    • Provides reliable flood protection

    Service Provider:  Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District
    Type of Treatment:  Oxygen activated sludge process
    Rated Capacity:  350 mgd
    Avg. Daily Demand:  124.1 mgd
    Peak Demand:  139.3 mgd
    Cost per 1,000 gallons:  Residential:  $3.52; Commercial:  $4.07; Industrial:  $4.24


    Three major interstate fiber-optic networks serve the Greater Louisville area, assuring uninterrupted interstate voice and data transmission. Leading-edge technologies and the latest design techniques are utilized throughout the Louisville area, promising flexible and reliable telecommunications services. Fiber optic, wireless, digital microwave and satellite technologies are integrated into a sophisticated infrastructure capable of handling the most demanding needs. This cutting edge technology opens a world of opportunities for any business with telecommunications needs.

    Electrical service is provided primarily by DukeEnergy Indiana and Clark County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative (REMC), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.  A portion of western Floyd County receives service from Harrisson REMC. Natural gas is provided by Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana,Inc.  The Indiana-American Water Company,Inc. provides water to most of the area, while several other smaller independent companies cover the remainder. Rates can be obtained from the respective web sites of each utility.

    Updated February, 2015. 


Deana Epperly Karem
Vice President of Regional Growth
Curt Martin
Director, Information Services
Melissa Smith
Director of Information & Data Analytics
Brynn Dalby Wenz
Administrative Assistant