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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


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 »

PPL Embraces Cultural Diversity and Inclusion during a Celebration to Honor National African-American History Month

February 12, 2016


“Where do we go from here?” “How do we do it better?” These are the questions posed to a group of PPL leaders and employees during a luncheon addressing the past, the present and the future of cultural diversity and inclusion in our business and communities. The luncheon was hosted by PPL’s African-American Business Resource… Read more »

PPL Electric Utilities improving system reliability through use of drones

February 10, 2016

PPL Drone

In its quest for ever-improving reliability, PPL Electric Utilities is utilizing drones to help perform power line inspections on transmission lines throughout its 10,000-square-mile service territory. As one of the first U.S. utility companies to receive FAA approval to operate a drone, or unmanned aerial system, PPL is at the forefront of the trend to… Read more »

PPL Corporation positioned for a bright future

December 21, 2015

PPL Tower Building at Night

Recently, Bill Spence, chairman, president and CEO, sat down with Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s Colin McEvoy to discuss PPL’s strengths and clear focus for success. PPL Corporation is one of the largest publicly-held electric utilities in the United States, and the spinoff of PPL’s competitive generation division, to form Talen Energy, has done nothing… Read more »