Category: Sustainability

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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Connecting with customers in the digital age

From outage texting and customized bill reminders to the availability of near-real-time energy usage and live chats, PPL companies have introduced tools that create a personalized experience for customers – giving credence to the old adage, “knowledge is power,” and building trust along the way.

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WPD makes WISE moves to advance women in STEM

We’re working to increase the number of women in STEM careers. In the UK, Western Power Distribution is a member of WISE, an organization working to bring gender balance to the classroom and boardroom.

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