PPL Generation

Power that drives the economy and quality of life

PPL Corporation has significant experience in power plant operation. PPL Generation controls or owns about 11,000 megawatts of competitive generating capacity in the northeastern and western United States. In addition, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities have about 8,300 megawatts of electricity generation.

The constant attention to high standards, safety and environmental responsibility by employees at these facilities has continued a long tradition of safe and reliable generation by PPL companies.

PPL companies use a variety of fuel sources to generate electricity, reflecting their commitment to a reliable and affordably priced energy mix. Those diverse sources include traditional fuels such as coal and natural gas, non-carbon-emitting nuclear power, as well as a variety of renewable resources including water power, biogas, wind and solar.

PPL also develops, owns and operates a varied and growing portfolio of renewable energy projects.


Nuclear - Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Fossil - Colstrip Plant Holtwood Hydro

Nuclear

Operating a nuclear power plant carries with it a special responsibility; every decision we make is safety-driven.


Fossil fuels

Responsible use of coal, natural gas and oil to generate electricity ensures affordable electricity for customers.


Water power

One of the oldest forms of renewable energy, hydro power remains a key element of PPL’s diverse power supply sources.

Nuclear

Fossil fuels

Water power

Safety is the overriding focus for more than 1,100 nuclear energy professionals who work at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. Their commitment to health and safety takes precedence over all other factors in decisions about plant operations.

Susquehanna has two boiling water reactors with a combined capacity of 2,600 megawatts, making it one of the largest nuclear power plants in the U.S.

Thousands of employees in Pennsylvania, Montana and Kentucky support the efficient and environmentally responsible operation of power plants that use coal, natural gas and oil to produce electricity that supports economic vitality and quality of life.

PPL companies have invested billions of dollars in environmental controls and upgrades at its fossil fuel power plants, and continue to make improvements. 

Water power is PPL’s primary renewable energy source, with 11 hydroelectric plants in Montana, two in Pennsylvania and two in Kentucky.

PPL has invested millions in upgrades to increase generation from these sources and make them more environmentally friendly to native fish species.