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Company Overview of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

Company Overview

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation provides electricity transmission and distribution services primarily to the residential, and small and large commercial and industrial customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The company delivered electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in 29 counties. Its distribution system consists of 358 substations; 37,079 circuit miles of overhead lines; and 8,193 underground cable miles. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation.

Two North Ninth Street

Allentown, PA 18101

United States

Founded in 1920

2,239 Employees



Key Executives for PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

Principal Executive Officer
Age: 56
Principal Financial Officer
Age: 57
Age: 56
President of PPL Global
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Key Developments

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Plans to Build New Regional Transmission Line

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation is planning to construct a new regional transmission line that is to make electric service more reliable and enhance the security of the electric grid while decreasing the cost of electricity for consumers. The company submitted the project to PJM Interconnection as part of the competitive solicitation process under FERC Order 1000. The 500-kilovolt line is to run around 725 miles from western Pennsylvania into New York and New Jersey, and also south into Maryland.

PPL Corp. and PPL Electric File Motion to Dismiss Sunrise Energy's Suit That Claims Utility Is Blocking Projects

PPL Corp. and its subsidiary PPL Electric filed a motion on June 4 asking a Pennsylvania federal judge to dismiss Sunrise Energy's lawsuit against the companies by Sunrise Energy. The Pittsburgh-based solar developer claimed in a May 13 lawsuit that PPL Electric violated the state's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act by denying and deferring its applications to connect its solar panels to PPL's power grid. (Case 2:14-cv-00618-DSC). Sunrise Energy claims in its suit that PPL Electric's 'denials and inaction' with respect to the net-metering applications for three planned solar projects are 'unlawful and unauthorized'. Sunrise Energy said PPL Electric did not act on net-metering applications for its proposed 1.95-MW Beach Haven Solar facility and a site in East Berwick, Pa. The company also claims PPL Electric 'issued an outright denial' to its net-metering application for a proposed solar site in Beavertown, Pa., but later sent a second letter deferring its decision. PPL claims Sunrise's real dispute is with recently proposed regulations from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission that allow net metering for customer-generators and not merchant generators. The program allows electric customers to use the power they generate through alternative energy sources to offset their electricity costs, as well as sell excess electricity to the public utility on an annual basis. PPL said Sunrise filed its applications for net metering after the PUC proposed its regulations. PPL Electric denied the first application, but then filed a petition asking the PUC for guidance, the company said in its court filing. Sunrise's complaint was filed four days after PPL filed its petition with the PUC. The brief further states that the claims against PPL Corp. should be dismissed since they are based on the actions of PPL Electric. The company also argues that it is a private entity, not a 'state actor'. In addition, PPL argues that even if it were found to be a state actor, the federal court should abstain from exercising jurisdiction over state-law claims.

PPL Electric Utilities Receives Approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, for Northeast Pocono Reliability Project

PPL Electric Utilities announced that it has received approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, for Northeast Pocono Reliability Project, a $335 million project which involves building new electrical substations and a new 230kV power line running approximately sixty miles in Lackawanna and Wayne counties. Other project work is planned to improve existing 69-kilovolt power lines in the region. Customers in Carbon, Luzerne, Monroe and Pike counties also will benefit from the project. The planned work will reduce the number of outages in the area and the duration of outages caused by severe weather and falling trees. In addition, the improvements will increase reliability in a region where electric use has grown for decades because of new home construction and general increased power use from things like appliances and electronics. PPL Electric Utilities submitted the project to the PUC in late December 2012, after soliciting public input at thirteen community meetings in the project region.

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