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

Ways to stay safe before and during storms

Weather scientists are predicting a more active than usual hurricane season this year, so we should all be prepared should one of those hurricanes affect us. And since September is National Preparedness Month, now is a great time to make plans to keep ourselves and our family members safe.

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Getting ready for a renewable energy future

PPL Electric is not only making it easier for them to connect to the grid, we are continuously pushing the envelope and bolstering our distribution system for a distributed energy resources-enabled smart grid future.

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Keeping families strong

Mike Altimare, senior analyst-financial planning for PPL Services, had just learned he was going to be a first-time dad when PPL announced it was implementing a paid parental leave program for employees.

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Come hail or high water, resilient network up to task

Network resilience is at the forefront of Western Power Distribution’s operation. This resiliency strategy was put to the test in 2019, when the Steeping River in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, burst its banks, forcing the evacuation of almost 600 homes and threatened to flood eight WPD substations.

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