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2013-12-02 16:21:03

New 125-megawatt powerhouse begins commercial operation; project to improve fish passage HOLTWOOD, Pa., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Holtwood on Monday (12/2) announced completion of a new, 125-megawatt powerhouse at its Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the Susquehanna River in south-central Pennsylvania. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131202/PH26121) The powerhouse is part of a $440 million expansion project to boost the plant's generating capacity and...

2013-05-09 08:23:03

BERWICK, Pa., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Unit 1 from the regional power grid early Thursday (5/9) at the start of a scheduled outage to install turbine modifications. The modifications are the first phase of a long-term plan that is expected to resolve the turbine blade issues that have affected plant operations in recent years. "Our conservative approach to resolve the issue by carefully monitoring blade performance and...

2010-07-29 15:58:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL's Holtwood hydroelectric plant was honored for a century of clean, renewable electricity generation by being inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame on Tuesday (7/27) during the annual HydroVision International Conference in Charlotte, N.C. PennWell, the organization that publishes the hydroelectric trade publications Hydro World and Hydro Review Magazine, selected Holtwood for the Hall of Fame in recognition of its place in engineering history,...

2010-05-03 11:16:00

HOLTWOOD, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While honoring 100 years of generating clean, renewable electricity at the Holtwood hydroelectric plant in Lancaster County, PPL Generation focused on the plant's future Monday (5/3) by breaking ground on a $434 million expansion project that will more than double its production of renewable energy. PPL Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James H. Miller officially kicked off the project, joined by Pennsylvania Gov....

2009-11-03 11:50:00

HOLTWOOD, Pa., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of a request by PPL Holtwood, LLC, is a significant milestone in the plan to increase generation of clean, renewable energy and improve migratory fish passage, the company said Tuesday (11/3). "Expanding the Holtwood plant is part of PPL's commitment to make sound financial investments while increasing the proportion of non-fossil-fuel resources in our strong generation portfolio," said...

2009-08-24 09:20:00

HERSHEY, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Pennsylvania American Water to receive the 2009 Northeast Regional Award of Merit. The association presents the award annually to organizations or individuals that have made outstanding contributions to dam safety. The award will be presented to Pennsylvania American Water on September 29, at the ASDSO Annual Conference Banquet in Hollywood, Florida. ASDSO is a national non-profit...

2009-04-09 11:51:00

Federal tax incentives in stimulus package could make proposal to increase clean, renewable energy generation economically feasible ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL announced Thursday (4/9) that it will file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a project that would add 125 megawatts of clean, renewable electric generating capacity at the Holtwood hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pa. "PPL has reconsidered this...

2008-12-09 09:51:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL announced Tuesday (12/9) that it has withdrawn an application filed a year ago with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand its Holtwood hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pa. "As we evaluated this project in light of current economic conditions and projections of future energy prices, we reached the conclusion that it is no longer economically justifiable," said William H. Spence,...

2008-10-28 06:00:24

By Paul Davidson HOLTWOOD, Pa. -- The Holtwood Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River here hasn't changed much since it cranked up in 1910. Outside, gulls perch on the crest of the dam wall above a picturesque waterfall as a lone boater skims across a serene lake. Inside the long, narrow powerhouse lined with neoclassic arches and peeling green-and-white walls, 10 hulking, steel-encased generators emit a shrill hum. From below comes a steady, subway-train-like rumble -- the...

2008-07-23 06:00:00

By Ad Crable Only a few years ago, it all seemed so promising. American shad, once a prized spring staple of locals' diet and an economic linchpin up and down the Susquehanna, at last seemed headed for a comeback amid a multi-state and federal restoration plan. Visions of again catching the silvery, forked-tail fish, perhaps frying its tasty roe in butter, danced in anglers' heads. Fish lifts or ladders - costing utilities tens of millions of dollars - were in place on all the...