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Strengthening our commitment to a clean energy future

Across our PPL family of companies, we’re investing in grid modernization to strengthen grid reliability and resiliency for our customers and advancing a cleaner energy future without compromising on affordability. It’s part of our overall plan to invest $12 billion from 2023 through 2026 across our Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia operations in support of our utility of the future strategy.

This October during National Energy Awareness Month, we’re highlighting some of the ways we’re investing in this transition through innovation and collaborative efforts.

Fueling innovation and collaboration

Here at PPL, we fuel innovation and growth – and strengthen our company culture – by fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and respected. Employees embrace being a part of our inclusive culture, and it’s one of the many reasons why we offer 16 different employee-led business resource groups (BRGs) across our family of companies. These resource groups provide opportunities for employees to network with coworkers across the companies, collaborate over shared experiences and volunteer in the community. 

PPL Tomorrow, a BRG established for young professionals in Pennsylvania, recently teamed up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders to host a networking event in downtown Allentown that brought together more than 100 local professionals, including many team members from PPL Electric Utilities and PPL Services Corporation. 

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Volunteering runs “all in the family”

PPL Electric Right of Way supervisor Allison Sheehe’s interest in volunteering sparked while in high school. Growing up in Bloomsburg, she’d volunteer here and there, but helping her community following Hurricane Sandy made a lasting impression.

“Our town was hit very hard with flooding,” she said “I helped some residents clean out their homes, which was just devastating to witness. They were throwing away pretty much everything, including photos and things that can’t be replaced.”

Be there when it matters

Ever since her days at the University of Michigan, Wendy Stark always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in law; however, she did not envision that her journey would lead her into the world of utilities, and much less, into a leadership role. 

“Oddly enough, I was not at all interested in corporate work at the time,” recalls Stark, who serves as executive vice president of utilities,chief legal officer and corporate secretary of PPL Corporation. “My career trajectory was certainly not a straight line; it was more about navigating a pathway that has changed over time.” 

PPL Celebrates Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the many women here at PPL who are blazing trails and helping us create the utilities of the future. Together, we’re addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing a cleaner energy future affordably and reliably for customers.  

Meet some of the amazing women helping us lead the way. 

A photo of high-efficiency 360-degree tracking solar panels in Kentucky.

It’s a bright look ahead in 2024

We’re excited for what the future holds and looking forward to 2024.

Across our PPL family of companies, we’ve set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining reliability and affordability for our more than 3.5 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

We’re pursuing a comprehensive clean energy strategy to achieve this goal, and as part of our strategy, we’re focused on driving innovation and advancing technologies that can be scaled safely, reliably and affordably.

Fueling innovation and collaboration

Here at PPL, we fuel innovation and growth – and strengthen our company culture – by fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and respected. Employees embrace being a part of our inclusive culture, and it’s one of the many reasons why we offer 16 different employee-led business resource groups (BRGs) across our family of companies. These resource groups provide opportunities for employees to network with coworkers across the companies, collaborate over shared experiences and volunteer in the community. 

PPL Tomorrow, a BRG established for young professionals in Pennsylvania, recently teamed up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders to host a networking event in downtown Allentown that brought together more than 100 local professionals, including many team members from PPL Electric Utilities and PPL Services Corporation. 

STEM teachers inspiring tomorrow’s innovators

Tomorrow’s engineers and mathematicians need only a spark to get their imaginations – and their careers – headed in the right direction. Each year, the PPL Foundation honors outstanding STEM educators who provide that spark for their students.

Four teachers in eastern and central Pennsylvania were recently selected as recipients of the PPL Foundation’s 2023 STEM Educator Awards. This grant program recognizes teachers who have demonstrated success in designing and facilitating STEM learning that engages the next generation of innovative thinkers. The PPL Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants through this program since 2003.

Strengthening our commitment to a clean energy future

Across our PPL family of companies, we’re investing in grid modernization to strengthen grid reliability and resiliency for our customers and advancing a cleaner energy future without compromising on affordability. It’s part of our overall plan to invest $12 billion from 2023 through 2026 across our Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia operations in support of our utility of the future strategy.

This October during National Energy Awareness Month, we’re highlighting some of the ways we’re investing in this transition through innovation and collaborative efforts.

PPL designated “Champion of Board Diversity” by The Forum of Executive Women

PPL Corporation announced today the company has been designated a “Champion of Board Diversity” by The Forum of Executive Women.

The Forum of Executive Women annually honors the top public companies in the Philadelphia region with 30% or more women on their respective boards. PPL is one of 37 companies to be recognized, and this is the second time the company has been recognized with this designation.

PPL receives top score of 100% on the 2023 Disability Equality Index 

PPL Corporation is pleased to announce it has received a top score of 100% on the 2023 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), earning it the designation as one of the best places to work for people with disabilities.

The DEI is a joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. PPL’s commitment to creating an accommodating and inclusive environment for people with disabilities — in the workplace, the community and with business partners and suppliers — is being recognized for the fourth time by Disability:IN.