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Don’t Take Out the Shovel or Start Up Digging Machinery Until You Call 811

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Do you intend to plant trees, shrubs or flower beds in your yard or start up a backyard construction project in the near future? If so, be sure to call 811 before you start!  Make the call, for your safety and the safety of others.   Everyone should make the 811 call before any digging…

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Need help paying your electric bill? These resources can help.

woman holding baby with husband looking on in the kitchen

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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One million avoided outages – and counting PPL Electric Utilities’ smart grid is proving its mettle and keeping the lights on

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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More help for PPL Electric Utilities customers in unprecedented times

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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A perspective on health and wellness: Making changes in diet and exercise

By Ilyse Garber L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. , Acupuncturist, Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio There is a lot of information out there about achieving optimum health with articles, blogs, videos, etc., specifying the in’s and out’s of getting into better shape and eating right.  It seems like everyone has an opinion about how you should…

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Happy November! As the Thanksgiving Holiday Approaches, Pay It Forward…

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director of the CCEDC, E.V.P. Northern Region, GLVCC Many of us have heard the phrases “pay it forward” as well as “random acts of kindness.”  Simply stated, when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.…

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Grid of the Future: Role of Transmission

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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Planning for Success

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development It’s September already!  Where did the year go?  We usually ask ourselves that question around this time of year and look back to see how were we so busy that another year has slipped away from us, where has the time gone and more importantly what have we…

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