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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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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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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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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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