Welcome to the PPL Currents blog, dedicated to telling the stories of the people, technology and issues energizing our communities and business.

Smart charging

For cars the future’s electric, which means electricity networks need to understand customer’s charging behavior. Preliminary results are in from Western Power Distribution’s electric vehicle charging trial.

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Celebrating African-American trailblazers

Black History Month is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments of African-Americans. Here’s a list of African-American trailblazers who made major contributions to our society despite steep hurdles.

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Lacawac Sanctuary awakens the love of nature for students, community

Maybe it’s the quiet energy of the forest, or the song of the golden-winged warbler, or even the stillness of the pristine 52-acre glacial lake that appeals to the hundreds of visitors who come to Lacawac Sanctuary each year. No matter why they come, all visitors leave with a profound appreciation for nature and all its wonder.

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PPL employees learn how to outsmart unconscious biases

Even the most open-minded, well-intentioned people can fall victim to making snap judgments that aren’t aligned with their core values and beliefs. And those quick decisions, although not intended, could prevent others from getting a fair shake. That’s the main message behind the Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour.

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Park revitalization brings a community together

The shrieks from kids racing down the slide, the laughter of grandparents playing with their grandchildren, the crack of a bat connecting with a fastball as the crowd cheers. These are the sounds that echo throughout Veterans Memorial Park in Newport, Pennsylvania. Just a couple of years ago, this park wasn’t so lively.

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Bright sparks show their STEM skills

The innovative minds of schoolchildren in West Midlands, U.K. were on full display during a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge held by the the Midlands News Association.

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Farming project cultivates young leaders

For many kids, summer vacation is a chance to kick back, relax and take a break. For the youths who spend their summer working at the LEAF Project, this is their time to get up early, work hard and bloom into the leaders of tomorrow.

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