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Prices are on the rise: shop smart for the energy supply that’s right for you

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably noticed that prices are going up.   From beef to gas, and just about everything in between. But, just like you’d shop around for the best price on everyday goods, it’s important to know that you can also…

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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.

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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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Stay safe this winter with these tips

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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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Celebrating the difference makers among us in a year like no other

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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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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Planning for Emergencies: It’s Worth It!

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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Don’t go digging for trouble – Call 811 before your next project

811 call before you dig

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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Take the first step: Reach out for bill help

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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Your old, energy guzzling fridge is costing you money

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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