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High school robotics students are engineering the future

Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer.

Star Wars has R2-D2. The Jetsons have Rosie. The Easton Area High School has Bella. Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer. The students competed with Bella at the… Read more »

Diversity – so much more than just a word

Bill Spence at BRG Conference

PPL redefines diversity during Celebrate Diversity Month Diversity is a word often talked about with respect to our communities and workplaces — but what does it mean? Diversity has been defined as the state of being different or unlike. At PPL, we have a broader perspective: We define diversity as the state of understanding and… Read more »

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 »