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2014-07-22 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) will release consolidated second-quarter 2014 earnings results before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 31. William H. Spence, PPL chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, and other members of PPL's executive team will discuss quarterly results and the company's general business outlook during a conference call with financial analysts beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The call will be...

2014-07-05 20:20:23

BERWICK, Pa., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Saturday (7/5). Operators conservatively shut down the unit June 25 based on data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine, which indicated that a few turbine blades developed small cracks. As with past turbine inspections, plant staff found that the data accurately reflected the status of the blades...

2014-07-02 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Wednesday (7/2) that an executive with more than three decades of wide-ranging technology and management experience will join the company's board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140702/124088 Armando Zagalo de Lima, a Xerox executive vice president, has been elected to the PPL board, effective July 3, 2014. Zagalo de Lima, who has served Xerox in a number of key positions since...

2014-06-25 08:22:59

BERWICK, Pa., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant began shutting down Unit 2 Wednesday (6/25) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that a few turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "We have been monitoring turbine performance closely for the last several years, and continue to work with the manufacturer to address conditions that are...

2014-06-10 00:20:36

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- PPL to spin off its competitive energy business, combine it with Riverstone's generation portfolio in a new publicly traded corporation called Talen Energy Corporation -- Talen Energy to own and operate more than 15,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity in key U.S. competitive energy markets -- PPL Corporation will continue to serve more than 10 million customers through its regulated...

2014-06-07 08:20:28

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity safely and reliably for customers late Friday (6/6) after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Workers replaced about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and performed a large number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades all aimed at further improving plant safety, reliability and performance. Equipment...

2014-06-03 16:22:28

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1600 have ratified a new three-year contract with Pennsylvania-based companies of PPL Corporation, the company announced Tuesday (6/3). The agreement, which will run through May 21, 2017, includes wage increases of 2.5 percent in the first year, 2.5 percent in the second year, and 2.75 percent in the third year. It also provides competitive retirement savings and healthcare...

2014-05-21 12:22:38

DERBY, England, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) has taken decisive, strategic action to enhance shareowner value and to pay a secure dividend, the company's top executive said Wednesday (5/21) at the company's annual meeting in Derby, England. "Your company had another solid year in 2013, delivering strong earnings for our shareowners and equally strong reliable service for our 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom," said William H....

2014-05-21 08:23:42

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) declared a quarterly common stock dividend on Wednesday (5/21) of $0.3725 per share payable July 1, 2014, to shareowners of record as of June 10, 2014. PPL Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more...

2014-05-10 12:20:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania-based companies of PPL Corporation and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1600 reached a tentative agreement Saturday (5/10) on a three-year labor contract. The tentative agreement is a win-win for both parties as it includes wage increases of 7.75 percent over the three-year term of the contract, a new retirement savings program for future employees, changes in healthcare benefit options that reflect the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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