Birds do it and bees do it. Oh, and butterflies, too. Pollination that is. We’re helping provide pollinator-friendly habitats and protect our power lines at the same time.
Maybe it’s the quiet energy of the forest, or the song of the golden-winged warbler, or even the stillness of the pristine 52-acre glacial lake that appeals to the hundreds of visitors who come to Lacawac Sanctuary each year. No matter why they come, all visitors leave with a profound appreciation for nature and all its wonder.
The Keystone Solar Future Project is an example of the innovative thinking PPL Electric is using as new on-site generation technologies transform the utility environment. The project will set up a “distributed system platform” that leverages the company’s existing smart grid technology to plan for, monitor and control distributed energy resources such as solar panels.
To help the birds and ensure their customers continue to have excellent and reliable service, PPL Electric, LG&E and KU, and WPD have all installed platforms in their service territories to provide safe locations for ospreys to nest. It’s part of the company’s continued commitment to conservation.
It’s full speed ahead for the U.K.’s electric vehicle market, and PPL’s Western Power Distribution team is helping to pave the way. WPD Innovation Engineer Mark Dale wants his utility to be ready for the resulting electricity demand by taking a proactive approach and preventing any potential speed bumps.