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PPL employee is honored for her commitment to helping others

Corporate Relations Specialist Janice Osborne receives the Campaign Volunteer Award from United Way President Dave Lewis (left) and United Way Vice President Chip Hurd (right).

PPL is committed to improving the quality of life of those who live in the communities it serves. That goes beyond just providing safe, reliable power. It means supporting programs and taking action to empower local residents and give them opportunities to thrive. This is not just part of a corporate philosophy. It’s something our… Read more »

Girl Scouts ‘Take the Lead’ with help from PPL

PPL Electric Utilities Support Engineer Nicole Lacouve leads Girl Scouts in a role-playing activity.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania take on a unique and challenging task each year, and PPL is pleased to support them with friendly training and preparation. More than 50 Girl Scouts from the Lehigh Valley, ages 5 to 17, turned to volunteers from to develop skills in a variety of disciplines on Saturday, Feb…. Read more »

Sustaining Grant program now open for applications

PPL Empowering Communities

The PPL Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Sustaining Grant program. Organizations focused on education, workforce development and community revitalization can apply through March 31, 2017 for grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $450,000 in grants to 95 nonprofit organizations in communities throughout PPL Electric Utilities’… Read more »

PPL helps the homeless

PPL’s Janice Osborne delivers food to Marie Clark and René Russell of the Allentown Rescue Mission.

Assisting those less fortunate is part of our corporate culture. The first day of winter is a fitting time to feel grateful for the homes that keep us warm, safe and secure. It’s also an opportunity to remember those who are not as fortunate. Dec. 21 is National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, an occasion to… Read more »

WPD craftsman prepares for major English Football League match

WPD craftsman Kane Kahaki plays in an English Football League.

A WPD craftsman is preparing for the biggest football match of his life. He plays for minnows Westfields Football Club in their The Football Association Challenge Cup first-round tie against Curzon Athletic this weekend. Kane Kahaki, 28, has worked for Western Power Distribution (WPD) for the last three years and also plays Center Back for… Read more »

PPL employees make a difference on Giving Tuesday

A still from the Commitment to the community video

Today (11/29) marks Giving Tuesday, which kicks off the charitable season when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. In recognition of this day, PPL employees are banding together to make a difference with the gift of service and donation. Activities around the company in support of Giving Tuesday include: A clothing and… Read more »

We live here, we work here

We live here, we work here

More than 13,000 employees live and work in the communities that we serve, from bustling downtowns and urban neighborhoods to suburban communities and rolling hills of farmland. PPL provides energy via a vast power grid on more than 36,000 square miles of service territory across two continents. We understand that each region is unique, with… Read more »

Engineer by day, firefighter by night

Engineer by day, firefighter by night

For PPL Electric Utilities support engineer, Allyson Kilheffer, helping to keep customers’ lights on during the day isn’t enough. Helping to keep them safe in her off-hours is important too. Kilheffer has volunteered for several years as a firefighter in Dauphin County, Pa. It’s not a casual commitment – the position requires extensive training and… Read more »

We put our heart into helping our communities

We put our heart into helping our communities

If a playground needs building, a shelter needs mending or a student needs tutoring, it’s likely that a PPL employee isn’t far behind. Dedication to the communities we serve is at the heart of our values. Our employees across the United Kingdom and United States bring that dedication to life, donating time and effort to… Read more »

CEO Bill Spence addresses grid security in EEI’s Electric Perspectives magazine

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Article stresses the importance of collaboration to protecting our critical assets and creating a secure and resilient energy grid. As the threats to our business and energy infrastructure evolve, how we respond to those threats is also evolving. In the most recent issue of the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Electric Perspectives magazine Bill Spence, chairman,… Read more »

Helping is in our DNA

Helping is in our DNA

For nearly 100 years, PPL has been turning the power on for our customers. But, our job doesn’t end there. Serving the communities we call home is at the core of our values. This value runs deep at PPL and the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy is part of our culture. It’s how we do… Read more »

Your best tool in an emergency? A solid plan

Make your plan. Don't wait. Communicate.

Emergencies can surface quickly, so being prepared for the unexpected is always good advice. Do you know what your first steps would be in an emergency? Does your family know what to do in a disaster? If not, you’re not alone. According to a 2012 FEMA survey, more than 60 percent of respondents reported not… Read more »

Our communities depend on us, and we deliver.

Our communities depend on us, and we deliver.

A switch flips; the lights go on. A button is pressed; the local weatherman comes to life on television. A dial is turned; an air conditioner whirs to life cooling a stifling room. As each new day begins and ends, we are there, powering our customers’ lives. But we understand that our customers, and their… Read more »