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

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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Connecting students with future career opportunities

As part of its overall partnership with the organization, LG&E has been a proud sponsor of JA of Kentuckiana’s “BizTown” for the past 15 years. The program gives fifth-grade students an introduction to managing finances, exploring a variety of careers and thinking like an entrepreneur.

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