LG&E completed a long-term gas main replacement project reached in the heart of downtown Louisville in June 2017. The final stretch of work wrapped up an initiative that began back in 1996 when LG&E established a program to replace 540 miles of aging cast iron, wrought iron and bare steel natural gas pipelines, which are more vulnerable to degradation over time, with more durable plastic natural gas pipelines.
The Keystone Solar Future Project is an example of the innovative thinking PPL Electric is using as new on-site generation technologies transform the utility environment. The project will set up a “distributed system platform” that leverages the company’s existing smart grid technology to plan for, monitor and control distributed energy resources such as solar panels.
Obando-Derstine was once a shy and quiet girl – a native Colombian and Spanish speaker in a New Jersey school filled with English-speaking students. A teacher took Obando-Derstine under her wing in kindergarten, boosting the girl’s confidence and teaching her English. That teacher and other role models along the way laid the foundation for the leader Obando-Derstine would eventually become.
PPL will host book fairs at participating Barnes & Noble locations March 24 as part of the company’s Cover to Cover initiative to share the joy of reading and help children sharpen their reading skills over the summer. Mention Cover to Cover when you check out March 24 at participating Barnes & Noble bookstores and a portion of the proceeds will help put books in the hands of children in grades K-3 who might not otherwise have books to read over the summer.
At PPL Electric, the premise is simple. First-quartile performance in safety, reliability, customer satisfaction and cost management is necessary for long-term sustainable success. “Achieving and maintaining first-quartile performance matters for a number of reasons,” said PPL Electric Utilities President Greg Dudkin. “We will control our own destiny and become a safer, more efficient and more responsive organization that is focused on our customers. Investors will view our company as a place where people deliver on their promises, and we’ll attract and retain talent to enable continued long-term success.”
Kristin Leayman shared her story during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Summit on March 6 at Moravian College in Bethlehem. PPL was one of many companies to sponsor the event, which was designed partly to instruct employers how to provide more inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees.
Residents in Puerto Rico are greeting workers from PPL Corporation’s utility companies with cheers and even hugs for their restoration efforts.
PPL board member Rod Adkins recently shared his inspirational message with employees, urging them to forge a better future for the next generation. He served as the special guest speaker at a luncheon held by PPL’s employee-led African American Business Resource group.. The event was held in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month.
About 500 students in grades K-5 and two dozen PPL volunteers participated in activities related to inclusion and diversity as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
An interview with PPL Public Affairs and Sustainability Vice President Christine Martin on how natural curiosity and abandoning a traditional career plan can help build a successful career.