The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) has released a virtual tour of Kentucky’s energy history that can be used as a classroom tool for students to explore and discover energy topics.

The timeline features videos and pictures that allow viewers to explore Kentucky’s historical energy events beginning in 1750 with the first discovery and use of coal to December 2014, when the first utility solar generating facility was approved for Mercer County.

Viewers will see how national and federal actions have influenced energy development and the diversity and innovation that exist within Kentucky’s energy landscape. The timeline is a living project, and DEDI encourages people and organizations to review the timeline and contribute additional content.

Click here to view the timeline.