The 1980s were a decade of immense financial change. In 1981, the company topped the billion-dollar mark in operating revenues for the first time. In 1986, revenues doubled that mark, reaching nearly $2.2 billion.
The company surpasses 1 million customers served.
PP&L develops new goals to purchase electricity produced by alternative energy technologies and begins exploring development projects using alternate energy sources such as small hydro, solar, wind, refuse and cogeneration. The company also begins conservation and energy demand management programs to scale back energy consumption, especially during peak times.
PP&L goes nuclear with the Susquehanna Nuclear Generating Station. When fully operational, the plant was capable of producing 63 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per day.