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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Vaccines are rolling out and hope is in the air, but the lasting impacts of the pandemic are still very real for many Pennsylvanians. If you’re having trouble paying your electric bill – or if you’re falling behind on your payments – there are programs that can…

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities It’s been a whole year since the pandemic shifted our daily activities, interactions, and the way we work and attend school. We have some tried-and-true tips that will help you save energy and money no matter how much longer we’re all staying safe at home. In the…

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities While making safety first should be a year-round proposition, there are some particular safety hazards lurking during the winter months that we have to keep in mind and guard against. Consumer statistics indicate that electrical product sales increase during the winter months. When considering that and…

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How PPL Electric Utilities is changing the reliability odds for the better By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Hurricanes have had names for 70 years. Now big winter storms get them. Go figure. As I write this column just before Christmas, a powerful nor’easter – Winter Storm Gail – just left the…

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Celebrating the difference makers among us in a year like no other By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities There are so many great people out there who work tirelessly to make their communities better places to live. You may call them the helpers, the doers, the volunteers. We call them Bright Lights.…

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities There are a lot of truisms out there, like “the apple never falls far from the tree” or “patience is a virtue.” Here’s one from your electric utility: “The best power outage is the one that never happens.” You’re thinking, of course it is, but the…

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Think about it. People are constantly planning.  We plan for everyday life, things like shopping and meals, to bigger things like careers and relationships. But what about emergency planning? Do you ever think of what might affect you where you live and decide what you and…

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Installing a fence or mailbox post? Building an addition? Starting up a big landscaping project? There’s one thing you always need to do before you or the contractor you hired start digging. Call 8-1-1 for the Pennsylvania One Call System to help prevent contact with underground…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC What is Net Zero?  According to the World Green Building Council (WGBC), the definition of a net zero carbon building is a building that is highly energy efficient and fully powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources.  The WGBC is dedicated to supporting market transformation towards 100% net…

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities If you’re struggling to pay your electric bill, we have programs that can help. This year, summer heat will likely do what it usually does – increase your monthly bill primarily because you’re using your air conditioning more. And this summer brings the added challenges of…

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