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We’ll power through COVID-19 together By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities The impacts of the coronavirus epidemic are everywhere. There is the sad toll of illnesses and lives lost. There are economic repercussions in millions of lost jobs, closed businesses and more. The economic effects may make it harder for some customers…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities We’re facing this public health challenge together. During the pandemic, we know our customers have questions and concerns about their electric service, how they can get bill payment assistance, electrical safety and energy efficiency information, and more.  We have our customers’ backs and are here for…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Do you have an old refrigerator taking up space in your kitchen or garage? It’s not just an eyesore, it’s also a money pit. According to ENERGY STAR®, there are about 190 million refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers in use in the United States today, and more than…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine | Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Nothing is more important to us than educating the public about being safe around electricity. And we recognize how important it is to teach those lessons to young people. It’s why we created “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity,” a unique book that teaches youngsters…

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PPL 100 years of service and 2 historic photos

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities PPL celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, marking a century of service that helped nurture the experiences, growth and progress of hundreds of communities we continue to have the privilege to power across central and eastern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., as we were known…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Think of December holiday season and you’re likely to think of something shining brightly often, it’s something powered by electricity.  Using more electricity is a natural part of the holiday season.  Family and friends come to stay, and we cook for them. The weather gets cold,…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Christmas shopping, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are probably all on your mind in November.  But did you know there is a way to shop this month that won’t cost you a cent and can actually save you money? In Pennsylvania, residents can…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities The world is changing fast and the electric power grid is no exception. New technologies will produce more changes in the grid over the next 10 years than during the prior century. For the longest time, power flowed just one way: from the power plants, across…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities We can’t choose when a disaster is going to strike. But knowing what to do when an emergency happens—and having a plan ready—can make all the difference. September is National Preparedness Month. PPL Electric Utilities recommends using these tips to develop a plan for your home…

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