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XX. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

(All Registrants)

The following accounting policy disclosures represent updates to Note 1 in each Registrant's 2021 Form 10-K and should be read in conjunction with those disclosures.

Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents (PPL)

Reconciliation of Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

The following provides a reconciliation of Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash reported within the Balance Sheets that sum to the total of the same amounts shown on the Statements of Cash Flows:
PPL
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Cash and cash equivalents$303 $3,571 
Restricted cash - current (a)
Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash$304 $3,572 

(a)Bank deposits and other cash equivalents that are restricted by agreement or that have been clearly designated for a specific purpose are classified as restricted cash. On the Balance Sheets, the current portion of restricted cash is included in "Other current assets."
The following provides a reconciliation of Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash reported within the Balance Sheets that sum to the total of the same amounts shown on the Statements of Cash Flows:
PPL
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Cash and cash equivalents$303 $3,571 
Restricted cash - current (a)
Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash$304 $3,572 

(a)Bank deposits and other cash equivalents that are restricted by agreement or that have been clearly designated for a specific purpose are classified as restricted cash. On the Balance Sheets, the current portion of restricted cash is included in "Other current assets."
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 for the transition period from _________ to ___________
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
1-905
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Pennsylvania
Two North Ninth Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1179
(610) 774-5151
23-0959590
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



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol:Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock of PPL CorporationPPLNew York Stock Exchange
Junior Subordinated Notes of PPL Capital Funding, Inc.
2007 Series A due 2067PPL/67New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants (1) have filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to file such reports), and (2) have been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
PPL CorporationYesNo 
PPL Electric Utilities CorporationYesNo 
Louisville Gas and Electric CompanyYesNo 
Kentucky Utilities CompanyYesNo 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrants have submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to submit such files). 
PPL CorporationYesNo 
PPL Electric Utilities CorporationYesNo 
Louisville Gas and Electric CompanyYesNo 
Kentucky Utilities CompanyYesNo 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are large accelerated filers, accelerated filers, non-accelerated filers, smaller reporting companies or emerging growth companies. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company" and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 Large accelerated
filer
Accelerated
filer
Non-accelerated
filer
Smaller reporting
company
Emerging growth company
PPL Corporation
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation
Louisville Gas and Electric Company
Kentucky Utilities Company

If emerging growth companies, indicate by check mark if the registrants have elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
PPL Corporation
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation
Louisville Gas and Electric Company
Kentucky Utilities Company
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are shell companies (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
PPL CorporationYesNo 
PPL Electric Utilities CorporationYesNo 
Louisville Gas and Electric CompanyYesNo 
Kentucky Utilities CompanyYesNo 
 


Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

PPL Corporation    Common stock, $0.01 par value, 736,318,284 shares outstanding at October 31, 2022.
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation    Common stock, no par value, 66,368,056 shares outstanding and all held by PPL Energy Holdings LLC, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of PPL Corporation, at October 31, 2022.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company    Common stock, no par value, 21,294,223 shares outstanding and all held by LG&E and KU Energy LLC, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of PPL Corporation, at October 31, 2022.
Kentucky Utilities Company    Common stock, no par value, 37,817,878 shares outstanding and all held by LG&E and KU Energy LLC, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of PPL Corporation, at October 31, 2022.

This document is available free of charge at the Investors section of PPL Corporation's website at www.pplweb.com. However, other information on this website does not constitute a part of this Form 10-Q.


PPL CORPORATION
PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CORPORATION
LOUISVILLE GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
KENTUCKY UTILITIES COMPANY
 
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
 
Table of Contents
 
This combined Form 10-Q is separately filed by the following Registrants in their individual capacity: PPL Corporation, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company. Information contained herein relating to any individual Registrant is filed by such Registrant solely on its own behalf, and no Registrant makes any representation as to information relating to any other Registrant, except that information under "Forward-Looking Information" relating to subsidiaries of PPL Corporation is also attributed to PPL Corporation.
 
Unless otherwise specified, references in this Report, individually, to PPL Corporation, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are references to such entities directly or to one or more of their subsidiaries, as the case may be, the financial results of which subsidiaries are consolidated into such Registrants' financial statements in accordance with GAAP. This presentation has been applied where identification of particular subsidiaries is not material to the matter being disclosed, and to conform narrative disclosures to the presentation of financial information on a consolidated basis.
 Page
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
 Item 1.  Financial Statements 
  PPL Corporation and Subsidiaries 
   
   
   
   
   
  PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and Subsidiaries 
   
   
   
   
  Louisville Gas and Electric Company 
   
   
   
   
  Kentucky Utilities Company 
   
   
   
   


 Combined Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited) 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 Item 2.  Combined Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 
  
   
   
   
  
   
   
   
   
  
   
   
   
   
   
  
  
 
 
PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION 
 
 
 
 
CERTIFICATES OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER
PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
CERTIFICATES OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER
PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002


GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
 
PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries
 
KU - Kentucky Utilities Company, a public utility subsidiary of LKE engaged in the regulated generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity, primarily in Kentucky.
 
LG&E - Louisville Gas and Electric Company, a public utility subsidiary of LKE engaged in the regulated generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and the distribution and sale of natural gas in Kentucky.
 
LKE - LG&E and KU Energy LLC, a subsidiary of PPL and the parent of LG&E, KU and other subsidiaries.
 
LKS - LG&E and KU Services Company, a subsidiary of LKE that provides administrative, management, and support services primarily to LG&E and KU, as well as to LKE and its other subsidiaries.

Narragansett Electric - The Narragansett Electric Company, an entity that serves electric and natural gas customers in Rhode Island. On May 25, 2022, PPL and its subsidiary, PPL Rhode Island Holdings announced the completion of the acquisition of Narragansett Electric, which will continue to provide services under the name Rhode Island Energy.
 
PPL - PPL Corporation, the parent holding company of PPL Electric, PPL Energy Funding, PPL Capital Funding, LKE, Rhode Island Energy and other subsidiaries.
 
PPL Capital Funding - PPL Capital Funding, Inc., a financing subsidiary of PPL that provides financing for the operations of PPL and certain subsidiaries. Debt issued by PPL Capital Funding is fully and unconditionally guaranteed as to payment by PPL.
 
PPL Electric - PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, a public utility subsidiary of PPL engaged in the regulated transmission and distribution of electricity in its Pennsylvania service area and that provides electricity supply to its retail customers in this area as a PLR.
 
PPL Energy Funding - PPL Energy Funding Corporation, a subsidiary of PPL and the parent holding company of PPL Global and other subsidiaries.
 
PPL Energy Holdings - PPL Energy Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of PPL and the parent holding company of PPL Energy Funding, LKE, PPL Electric, PPL Rhode Island Holdings, PPL Services and other subsidiaries.
 
PPL Global - PPL Global, LLC, a subsidiary of PPL Energy Funding that, prior to the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021, primarily through its subsidiaries, owned and operated WPD, PPL's regulated electricity distribution businesses in the U.K. PPL Global was not included in the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021.

PPL Rhode Island Holdings - PPL Rhode Island Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of PPL formed for the purpose of acquiring Narragansett Electric to which certain interests of PPL Energy Holdings in the Narragansett SPA were assigned.

PPL Services - PPL Services Corporation, a subsidiary of PPL that provides administrative, management and support services to PPL and its subsidiaries.

PPL WPD Limited - PPL WPD Limited, a U.K. subsidiary of PPL Global. Prior to the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021, PPL WPD Limited was an indirect parent to WPD. PPL WPD Limited was not included in the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021.

RIE - Rhode Island Energy – the name under which Narragansett Electric will continue to provide services subsequent to its acquisition by PPL and its subsidiary, PPL Rhode Island Holdings, LLC on May 25, 2022.

Safari Energy - Safari Energy, LLC, which was, prior to the sale on November 1, 2022, a subsidiary of Safari Holdings that provides solar energy solutions for commercial customers in the U.S.

Safari Holdings - Safari Holdings, LLC, which was, prior to the sale on November 1, 2022, a subsidiary of PPL and parent holding company of Safari Energy.
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Other terms and abbreviations

£ - British pound sterling.

2021 Form 10-K - Annual Report to the SEC on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

Act 11 - Act 11 of 2012 that became effective in April 2012. The Pennsylvania legislation authorized the PUC to approve two specific ratemaking mechanisms: the use of a fully projected future test year in base rate proceedings and, subject to certain conditions, a DSIC.

Act 129 - Act 129 of 2008 that became effective in October 2008. The law amended the Pennsylvania Public Utility Code and created an energy efficiency and conservation program and smart metering technology requirements, adopted new PLR electricity supply procurement rules, provided remedies for market misconduct and changed the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS).

Act 129 Smart Meter program - PPL Electric's system wide meter replacement program that installs wireless digital meters that provide secure communication between PPL Electric and the meter as well as all related infrastructure.

Adjusted Gross Margins - a non-GAAP financial measure of performance used in "Item 2. Combined Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" (MD&A).

AFUDC - allowance for funds used during construction. The cost of equity and debt funds used to finance construction projects of regulated businesses, which is capitalized as part of construction costs.

AOCI - accumulated other comprehensive income or loss.

ARO - asset retirement obligation.

CCR(s) - coal combustion residual(s). CCRs include fly ash, bottom ash and sulfur dioxide scrubber wastes.

Clean Air Act - federal legislation enacted to address certain environmental issues related to air emissions, including acid rain, ozone and toxic air emissions.
 
COVID-19 - the disease caused by the novel coronavirus identified in 2019 that caused a global pandemic.

Customer Choice Act - the Pennsylvania Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act, legislation enacted to restructure the state's electric utility industry to create retail access to a competitive market for generation of electricity.

DSIC - Distribution System Improvement Charge. Authorized under Act 11, which is an alternative ratemaking mechanism providing more-timely cost recovery of qualifying distribution system capital expenditures.

DSM - Demand Side Management. Pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute 278.285, the KPSC may determine the reasonableness of DSM programs proposed by any utility under its jurisdiction. DSM programs consist of energy efficiency programs intended to reduce peak demand and delay the investment in additional power plant construction, provide customers with tools and information regarding their energy usage and support energy efficiency.

Earnings from Ongoing Operations - a non-GAAP financial measure of earnings adjusted for the impact of special items and used in "Item 2. Combined Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" (MD&A).

ECR - Environmental Cost Recovery. Pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute 278.183, Kentucky electric utilities are entitled to the current recovery of costs of complying with the Clean Air Act, as amended, and those federal, state or local environmental requirements that apply to coal combustion wastes and byproducts from the production of energy from coal.

ELG(s) - Effluent Limitation Guidelines, regulations promulgated by the EPA.

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency, a U.S. government agency.

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EPS - earnings per share.

FERC - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. federal agency that regulates, among other things, interstate transmission and wholesale sales of electricity, hydroelectric power projects and related matters.
 
GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the U.S.
 
GHG(s) - greenhouse gas(es).

GLT - gas line tracker. The KPSC approved mechanism for LG&E's recovery of costs associated with gas transmission lines, gas service lines, gas risers, leak mitigation, and gas main replacements.

IRS - Internal Revenue Service, a U.S. government agency.

ISO - Independent System Operator.
 
KPSC - Kentucky Public Service Commission, the state agency that has jurisdiction over the regulation of rates and service of utilities in Kentucky.

LIBOR - London Interbank Offered Rate.

Moody's - Moody's Investors Service, Inc., a credit rating agency.

MW - megawatt, one thousand kilowatts.

NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standards periodically adopted pursuant to the Clean Air Act. 

NEP - New England Power Company, a National Grid U.S. affiliate.

NERC - North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

NPNS - the normal purchases and normal sales exception as permitted by derivative accounting rules. Derivatives that qualify for this exception may receive accrual accounting treatment.

OCI - other comprehensive income or loss.
 
OVEC - Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, located in Piketon, Ohio, an entity in which LG&E owns a 5.63% interest and KU owns a 2.50% interest, which are recorded at cost. OVEC owns and operates two coal-fired power plants, the Kyger Creek plant in Ohio and the Clifty Creek plant in Indiana, with combined capacities of 2,120 MW.

PAPUC - Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the state agency that regulates certain ratemaking, services, accounting and operations of Pennsylvania utilities.

PLR - Provider of Last Resort, the role of PPL Electric in providing default electricity supply within its delivery area to retail customers who have not chosen to select an alternative electricity supplier under the Customer Choice Act.
 
PP&E - property, plant and equipment.

PPL EnergyPlus - prior to the June 1, 2015 spinoff, PPL Energy Supply, LLC, PPL EnergyPlus, LLC, a subsidiary of PPL Energy Supply that marketed and traded wholesale and retail electricity and gas and supplied energy and energy services in competitive markets.

PPL Energy Supply - prior to the June 1, 2015 spinoff, PPL Energy Supply, LLC, a subsidiary of PPL Energy Funding and the indirect parent company of PPL Montana, LLC.

PPL EU Services - PPL EU Services Corporation, a former subsidiary of PPL that, prior to it being merged into PPL Services on December 31, 2021, provided administrative, management and support services primarily to PPL Electric.

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PPL Montana - prior to the June 1, 2015 spinoff of PPL Energy Supply, PPL Montana, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of PPL Energy Supply that generated electricity for wholesale sales in Montana and the Pacific Northwest.

PPL WPD Investments Limited – PPL WPD Investments Limited, which was, prior to the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021, a subsidiary of PPL WPD Limited and parent to WPD plc. PPL WPD Investments Limited was included in the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021.
  
Registrant(s) - refers to the Registrants named on the cover of this Report (each a "Registrant" and collectively, the "Registrants").
 
Regulation S-X - SEC regulation governing the form and content of and requirements for financial statements required to be filed pursuant to the federal securities laws.

RIPUC - Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, the state agency comprising two distinct bodies: a three member quasi-judicial tribunal, known as the "Commission" and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. The Commission and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers work in concert to regulate public utilities in the state of Rhode Island.
 
Riverstone - Riverstone Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and, as of December 6, 2016, ultimate parent company of the entities that own the competitive power generation business contributed to Talen Energy.
 
Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers - the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, which is headed by an Administrator who is not a Commissioner of the RIPUC, exercises the jurisdiction, supervision, power, and duties not specifically assigned to the Commission.

Sarbanes-Oxley - Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which sets requirements for management's assessment of internal controls for financial reporting. It also requires an independent auditor to make its own assessment.

Scrubber - an air pollution control device that can remove particulates and/or gases (primarily sulfur dioxide) from exhaust gases.
 
SEC - the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a U.S. government agency primarily responsible to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
 
Smart metering technology - technology that can measure, among other things, time of electricity consumption to permit offering rate incentives for usage during lower cost or demand intervals. The use of this technology also has the potential to strengthen network reliability.

S&P - S&P Global Ratings, a credit rating agency.
 
Superfund - federal environmental statute that addresses remediation of contaminated sites; states also have similar statutes.
 
Talen Energy - Talen Energy Corporation, the Delaware corporation formed to be the publicly traded company and owner of the competitive generation assets of PPL Energy Supply and certain affiliates of Riverstone, which as of December 6, 2016, became wholly owned by Riverstone.

Talen Energy Marketing - Talen Energy Marketing, LLC, the successor name of PPL EnergyPlus after the spinoff of PPL Energy Supply that marketed and traded wholesale and retail electricity and gas, and supplied energy and energy services in competitive markets, after the June 1, 2015 spinoff of PPL Energy Supply.

TCJA - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Comprehensive U.S. federal tax legislation enacted on December 22, 2017.

Treasury Stock Method - a method applied to calculate diluted EPS that assumes any proceeds that could be obtained upon exercise of options and warrants (and their equivalents) would be used to purchase common stock at the average market price during the relevant period.

U.K. utility business PPL WPD Investments Limited and its subsidiaries, including, notably, WPD plc and the four distribution network operators, which substantially represented PPL's U.K. Regulated segment. The U.K. utility business was sold on June 14, 2021.
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VEBA - Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association, a tax-exempt trust under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(9) used by employers to fund and pay eligible medical, life and similar benefits.

VSCC - Virginia State Corporation Commission, the state agency that has jurisdiction over the regulation of Virginia corporations, including utilities.

WPD - Prior to the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021, refers to PPL WPD Limited Investments and its subsidiaries. WPD was included in the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021.

WPD plc - Western Power Distribution plc, prior to the sale of the U.K. utility business, a U.K. indirect subsidiary of PPL WPD Limited. Its principal indirectly owned subsidiaries are WPD (East Midlands), WPD (South Wales), WPD (South West) and WPD (West Midlands). WPD plc was included in the sale of the U.K. utility business on June 14, 2021.

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Forward-looking Information
 
Statements contained in this Form 10-Q concerning expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although the Registrants believe that the expectations and assumptions reflected in these statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in forward-looking statements. In addition to the specific factors discussed in each Registrant's 2021 Form 10-K and in "Item 2. Combined Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in this Form 10-Q, the following are among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from the forward-looking statements:
 
strategic acquisitions, dispositions, or similar transactions, including the acquisition of Narragansett Electric and the sale of Safari Holdings, LLC, and our ability to consummate these business transactions or realize expected benefits from them;
the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on economic conditions, financial markets and supply chains;
other pandemic health events or other catastrophic events such as fires, earthquakes, explosions, floods, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes and other extreme weather-related events (including events potentially caused or exacerbated by climate change);
capital market conditions, including the availability of capital, credit or insurance, changes in interest rates and certain economic indices, and decisions regarding capital structure;
volatility in or the impact of other changes in financial markets, commodity prices and economic conditions, including inflation;
the outcome of rate cases or other cost recovery or revenue proceedings;
the direct or indirect effects on PPL or its subsidiaries or business systems of cyber-based intrusion or the threat of cyberattacks;
significant changes in demand for electricity;
expansion of alternative and distributed sources of electricity generation and storage;
the effectiveness of our risk management programs, including interest rate hedging;
defaults by counterparties or suppliers for energy, capacity, coal, natural gas or key commodities, goods or services;
a material decline in the market value of PPL's equity;
significant decreases in the fair value of debt and equity securities and their impact on the value of assets in defined benefit plans, and the related cash funding requirements if the fair value of those assets decline;
interest rates and their effect on pension and retiree medical liabilities, ARO liabilities, interest payable on certain debt securities, and the general economy;
the potential impact of any unrecorded commitments and liabilities of the Registrants and their subsidiaries;
new accounting requirements or new interpretations or applications of existing requirements;
adverse changes in the corporate credit ratings or securities analyst rankings of the Registrants and their securities;
any requirement to record impairment charges pursuant to GAAP with respect to any of our significant investments;
laws or regulations to reduce emissions of GHGs or the physical effects of climate change;
continuing ability to access fuel supply for LG&E and KU, as well as the ability to recover fuel costs and environmental expenditures in a timely manner at LG&E and KU and natural gas supply costs at LG&E and RIE;
weather and other conditions affecting generation, transmission and distribution operations, operating costs and customer energy use;
war, armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, or similar disruptive events, including the war in Ukraine;
changes in political, regulatory or economic conditions in states, regions or countries where the Registrants or their subsidiaries conduct business;
receipt of necessary governmental permits and approvals;
changes in state or federal tax law or regulations;
changes in state, federal or foreign legislation or regulatory developments;
the impact of any state, federal or foreign investigations applicable to the Registrants and their subsidiaries and the energy industry;
our ability to attract and retain qualified employees;
the effect of any business or industry restructuring;
development of new projects, markets and technologies;
performance of new ventures;
collective labor bargaining negotiations and labor costs; and
the outcome of litigation involving the Registrants and their subsidiaries.

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Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these important factors and in conjunction with other documents of the Registrants on file with the SEC.

New factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Registrants to predict all such factors, or the extent to which any such factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Registrants undertake no obligation to update the information contained in the statement to reflect subsequent developments or information.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. Financial Statements
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
PPL Corporation and Subsidiaries
(Unaudited)
(Millions of Dollars, except share data)
 Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2022202120222021
Operating Revenues$2,134 $1,512 $5,612 $4,298 
Operating Expenses  
Operation  
Fuel267 195 708 531 
Energy purchases436 167 1,093 524 
Other operation and maintenance678 393 1,671 1,164 
Depreciation312 274 872 810 
Taxes, other than income100 52 230 153 
Total Operating Expenses1,793 1,081 4,574 3,182 
Operating Income341 431 1,038 1,116 
Other Income (Expense) - net (Note 12)
10 12 36 25 
Interest Expense136 183 361 810 
Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes215 260 713 331 
Income Taxes41 51 147 455 
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes174 209 566 (124)
Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations (net of income taxes)
(Note 8)
 (2) (1,490)
Net Income (Loss)$174 $207 $566 $(1,614)
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
    Basic and Diluted
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations After Income Taxes$0.24 $0.27 $0.77 $(0.16)
Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations (net of income taxes)   (1.94)
Net Income (Loss) Available to PPL Common Shareowners$0.24 $0.27 $0.77 $(2.10)
Weighted-Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding
(in thousands)
    
Basic736,247 767,733