About us

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Our history

The birth of PPL Corporation stemmed from a June meeting in 1920 when eight utilities - with a total of 62 generating plants serving central and eastern Pennsylvania - merged into a single corporate entity called Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., headquartered in Allentown, Pa. This consolidation was a model for much of what would happen to the nation’s electric utility industry during the 1920s.

At the time, Pennsylvania Power & Light was an operating company within a complex holding company structure of utilities that provided electric power to consumers from the Pacific Northwest to Pennsylvania, from Minnesota to Florida.