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Stories about the people, technology and issues that power our lives and energize our communities and business.

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A ‘Ewe’nique Partnership

Nestled in the rolling hills of Mercer County, Kentucky, E.W. Brown Generating Station is home to four different types of energy generating resources, including a nearly 100-yearold hydroelectric facility and the first, and largest, existing universal solar facility in the commonwealth.

Collaboration Aims to Accelerate Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

With the understanding that existing technology is not enough to achieve increasingly ambitious decarbonization goals, the Electric Power Research Institute and Gas Technology Institute in 2020 launched a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies.

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Connecting with customers in the digital age

From outage texting and customized bill reminders to the availability of near-real-time energy usage and live chats, PPL companies have introduced tools that create a personalized experience for customers – giving credence to the old adage, “knowledge is power,” and building trust along the way.

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Bright Lights grants awarded to community advocates, nonprofit agencies

In recognition of PPL’s 100th anniversary, the PPL Foundation awarded a $100,000 in special grants to help illuminate the outstanding contributions of individuals working in the nonprofit sector. Ten Bright Lights grants of $10,000 were awarded in recognition of the honorees to the nonprofit agencies they support.

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PPL named Adoption Advocate by Dave Thomas Foundation

PPL is pleased to be named a 2021 Adoption Advocate by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In addition, PPL has been ranked one of the top five adoption-friendly workplaces in the energy and utility sector for its financial reimbursement and paid leave benefits for families that adopt a child.