We want to be the best company we can be. Western Power Distribution’s stakeholder engagement initiative helps us on a path of continuous improvement.
It takes a lot of dedication and manpower from many types of employees to keep PPL’s electric grid working properly. Today, on National Lineworker Appreciation Day, PPL thanks the ones in hardhats – the employees on the ground and up in the poles who provide reliable service.
Crews from PPL’s operating utilities are often called to help restore power in other regions, and under their mutual assistance agreements, can call in help from other utilities when it is needed.
The way we generate, distribute and consume electricity is changing due to advances in technology affecting the entire energy system. Generation is becoming cleaner and more distributed. Networks are becoming smarter and more active. And customers are seeking more renewable energy sources and cleaner transportation options with private solar and electric vehicles on the rise.
Employees at Western Power Distribution in the U.K. donated gifts to Barnardo’s Children’s Charities to help make the holidays brighter and happier for more than 100 at-risk children this year.
The way we generate, distribute and consume electricity is changing due to advances in technology affecting the entire energy system. Generation is becoming cleaner and more distributed.
Everyone can agree that losing power is an unwelcome disruption. Life is less comfortable when you can’t watch TV and there’s no hot water for a warm shower. But if you are a vulnerable customer, a loss of power can be more than just an inconvenience. You may not have the money to replace the groceries that spoil during a lengthy outage. Or you may face a serious medical crisis if you rely on electricity to keep a heart monitor or oxygen machine operating.
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.
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.
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.