Tag: WPD

Helping communities – near and far

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.

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WPD takes active step toward new role

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.

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Caring for our customers

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.

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Driving a cleaner, greener future

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.

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CEO Bill Spence Talks with Public Utilities Fortnightly

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.

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