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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 »

Volunteer Spotlight: Employee recognized as one of the Lehigh Valley’s Women of the Year as a result of philanthropic and volunteer efforts

April 12, 2016

Carrie Ward

There are many reasons why Carrie Ward, supervisor-Information Systems at PPL, is so devoted to the community, but seeing the positive impact of her efforts is at the top of that list. “Volunteering and philanthropy are part of my core values,” Ward said. “I love the fact that I can impact people’s lives where I… Read more »

CEO Bill Spence Talks with Public Utilities Fortnightly

April 8, 2016

Bill Spence

Recently, Bill Spence, chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, sat down with Steve Mitnick, editor-in-chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly for a candid discussion about PPL’s track record of success, strategy for growth, cybersecurity and the rewarding part of being CEO of PPL Corporation. Read the unedited interview below: Spence joined PPL in 2006 as executive… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Reliability Engineer Finds Inspiration in STEM Mentoring

April 7, 2016

Amy Walker

It’s not unusual to hear Amy Walker, reliability engineer supervisor – PPL Electric Utilities, talk about her love of math and science. And now she is using that passion to inspire a new generation of girls into pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. Recognizing a need to bridge the gap in STEM education… Read more »

PPL employee volunteers have global impact

April 4, 2016

PPL Salvation Army Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month and PPL employees around the globe are out in force doing what they love to do: volunteering and giving back to our communities. Collectively, employees from the PPL family of companies around the world volunteered tens of thousands of hours last year – mentoring science fair teams, reading to school… Read more »

Students energized by learning about careers at PPL

March 29, 2016

Mike Kehl with students

PPL’s Walbert Learning Center in Allentown was abuzz on March 23 with the excitement of 90 ninth-graders learning about careers in the energy industry. Customer Services Vice President Chris Cardenas welcomed the students by explaining that PPL is working to build a smarter power grid, integrating new technology to better serve customers. “It takes a… Read more »

PPL volunteers reach out to homeless veterans

February 23, 2016

PPLVETS homeless outreach

El Shaddai Bethlehem Ministries opened its doors, and PPL volunteers opened their hearts to help homeless veterans on Feb. 13. About 40 homeless veterans – both men and women – benefited from a hot meal, free clothing and personal items, blankets, free health checks and other services. Members from one of PPL’s business resource groups,… Read more »

PPL volunteers prepare Lehigh Valley Girl Scouts to ‘Take the Lead’

February 17, 2016

Brownie

The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. That mission was reinforced on Feb. 13 at PPL’s Walbert Learning Center, when 43 girls ages 5-17 took part in a training program led by volunteers from PPL’s The POWER Network business resource group. The… Read more »