Network resilience is at the forefront of Western Power Distribution’s operation. This resiliency strategy was put to the test in 2019, when the Steeping River in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, burst its banks, forcing the evacuation of almost 600 homes and threatened to flood eight WPD substations.
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.
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.
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.