Last year, more than 1,100 customers lost power when a tree in the Harrisburg area knocked down a wire, creating potential hazards to anyone close to it. But a new system being used by PPL Electric Utilities detected the downed line and automatically powered it off.
It’s National Engineers Week, a time to recognize the engineers who continue to help PPL meet the demands of the evolving energy landscape.
When Devraj Banerjee dons virtual reality headgear in a room at PPL’s headquarters in downtown Allentown, it covers his eyes, but his view of the job at hand is expanded like never before.
LG&E’s and KU’s investments in distribution automation have helped prevent more than 16,000 electric service interruptions for customers