Our operating expertise is delivering measurable results. In Pennsylvania, PPL Electric Utilities has developed one of the nation’s smartest, most robust electrical grids, delivering better reliability, superior customer service and consistent affordability.
With our proven expertise, we’re replicating this operating model across all of the regions we serve and investing billions on infrastructure improvements to further enhance the safety, resiliency and reliability of our systems, while preparing them for significant renewables integration.
reduction in transmission outages since 2012
outages avoided since 2015 thanks to smart grid technology
in infrastructure investments through 2026
Building a more resilient grid
We are making key investments to continue to strengthen our electric and gas distribution and transmission systems to be more resilient against severe weather, reduce maintenance costs and deliver long-term reliability for our customers.
Modernizing existing infrastructure
Replace aging equipment
Reducing leaks and enhancing safety of gas systems
Building new power lines and substations
Smart Grid Technology
We are the pioneer of smart grid technology. Our smart grid reroutes power automatically, pinpoints issues to increase efficiency and handles two-way energy from distributed energy resources (DERs) to ensure power reliability and quality.
Smart devices respond to issues in real-time for improved reliability at a lower cost.
Managing Distributed Energy Resources
Smart grid can host more DERs to support development of renewables.
Real-Time Streaming Data
Smart devices provide rich system data on equipment performance for optimum asset management for better long-term reliability at a lower cost.
Smart tools at work
Our DMS system automatically responds to voltage and volt-amps reactive (VAR) issues throughout our distribution network to maintain power quality.
Automatic Power Restoration
Our Fault Isolation and Service Restoration technology automatically senses problems on the system and reroutes power.
Downed Wire Safety Automation
Grid tool detects energized downed power lines and automatically powers it off to eliminate potential hazards.
A Data-Driven Grid
Our automated grid generates a vast amount of data, and we’re using that to connect more renewables to the grid, make better informed decisions about system maintenance and infrastructure investments, and drive a superior customer experience.
Distributed Energy Resource Management
DERMS is capable of remotely managing the two-way power flow caused by DERs like solar, wind and batteries, which has become critically important to operate our electric grid effectively and safely. With insight from DERMS, we can host more distributed energy on our system and streamline the interconnection process.
Dynamic Line Rating
Our DLR smart sensors collect real-time information, like wind speed and line temperature, so grid operators can relieve transmission congestion and increase the electricity sent over those lines. Using data from the sensors, PPL is able to make better investment decisions.
Leveraging data science and advanced technology in operations
Managing every tree as an asset with individual predictions of risk.
Grid System Health
Proactively preventing outages by identifying when equipment is about to fail.
Customer Service Automation
Customer service technology investments improve self-service options.
Innovation at work
Read more about how we are leveraging grid automation, technology, data and AI for a more reliable and resilient grid.