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Our communities depend on us, and we deliver.

September 1, 2016

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 »

PPL Empowering Educators Grant Program Offers Opportunity to Advance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

August 24, 2016

PPL Empowering Educators, PPL grants help teachers spark students' interest in science, technology and math.

PPL Corporation, in partnership with PBS39, WITF and WVIA, to award 15 grants to help K-8 teachers fund educational projects such as science fairs, energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations and math competitions. Tomorrow’s engineers and mathematicians need only a spark to get their imaginations – and their careers – headed in the right direction…. Read more »

Cover to Cover book program delights and educates more than 5,000 students

August 1, 2016

Cover to Cover delights

The PPL Foundation and PPL employees donated more than 25,000 new and gently used books to more than 5,000 students in 21 schools through its Cover to Cover program in June. The project was designed to provide the books to students in grades K-3 who are at risk of falling behind in reading over the… Read more »

PPL Foundation awards more than $450,000 in sustaining grants to 95 community organizations

June 23, 2016

Cover to Cover at Cleveland Elementary

PPL’s sustaining grants program provides grants up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations focused on improving education, developing the workforce and revitalizing the communities we serve. The PPL Foundation awarded more than $450,000 in sustaining grants to 95 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania to support their efforts to improve education, develop the future workforce and revitalize… Read more »

PPL supports LGBT community

June 13, 2016

Flags in front of the PPL Tower

Contribution to local center will help ensure safety of local LGBT community PPL Corporation announced on June 13 a contribution to the LGBT center near the corporate headquarters in downtown Allentown in memory of victims of the attack in Orlando. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, which recently opened, is the only LGBT center in the… Read more »

PPL welcomes summer interns

June 2, 2016

PPL summer interns

Putting their books and research papers aside for real world experience, PPL welcomes 27 students to the summer Intern/Cooperative Associate Education program. This year brings an impressive group of interns with an average GPA of 3.63, along with involvement in clubs, organizations and leadership roles. The students bring to PPL a unique set of skills… Read more »

Building young readers, one book at a time

May 24, 2016

Cover to Cover

New “Cover to Cover” program aims to keep kids on track Serving our customers goes way beyond delivering safe and reliable electricity. Empowering communities where we live and work is just as important, and a new effort we started this year is aimed at some of the youngest members of those cities and towns across… Read more »

Power Your Life the Safe Way

May 11, 2016

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety tips to keep in mind during National Electrical Safety Month and all year. We don’t compromise on safety, and we don’t want you to either. May is National Electrical Safety Month and we want to keep you safe around the electricity that powers your life. Keep these safety tips in mind: Downed Wires… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanne Wright’s drive to give back makes a difference in her community

April 26, 2016

Jeanne Wright

For Jeanne Wright, the drive to help others started when she was a child. “I grew up with parents who helped others – through the church, the Boy Scouts, neighbors, PTA, elderly – and that ‘value’ was instilled in me,” Wright said. “By their examples, I learned that giving of my time and helping others… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: One employee finds that giving a little bit back returns great rewards

April 18, 2016

Rebecca Betty

When her husband suffered a heart attack in his thirties, Rebecca Betty, customer service team manager at Western Power Distribution, says the British Heart Foundation was there. As a result of the experience, she decided to volunteer with the Cardiff branch of the foundation. “I always thought that I didn’t have the time to commit… Read more »