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LG&E SETS NEW ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION RECORD

 LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet the power demands of 332,000 customers in its nine-county electric service territory, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) broke its all-time power production record today by generating 2,222 megawatts at 5 p.m.
 The previous record, 2,158 megawatts, was set July 8, 1993. This latest record amount of energy could power 2,222 Louisville Falls Fountains for one hour.
 The utility's coal-fired plants, hydroelectric facility and combustion turbines were all used to meet this power demand.
 Customers can manage their energy costs and stay safe during hot weather by following several low-cost or no-cost tips:
 -- Keep heat out. Close windows, doors, drapes, blinds
 or shutters during daylight hours. For homes without
 air-conditioning, open windows after sundown to bring
 cooler air inside.
 -- Use fans. Even in air-conditioned rooms, fans make
 you feel about 7 degrees cooler.
 -- Keep lights off as much as possible. Even 100-watt
 bulbs can generate enough heat to bake a cake in a
 child's "Easy Bake" oven! However, fluorescent bulbs
 generate very little heat.
 -- Minimize hot water use and cooking (except for
 microwaves) as much as possible.
 LG&E customers can stabilize their energy costs over a 12-month period with an Equalized Monthly Payment Plan (EMPP). LG&E's Customer Service Department, at (502) 589-1444, can provide additional information.
 -0- 7/28/93
 /CONTACT: Clay Ryce, Louisville Gas and Electric Company, 502-627- 2509 or voice pager 332-1591/
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