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2014-04-07 04:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric utilities in the US are expanding their use of social media and mobile applications to improve smart grid benefits and better engage with their customers. Of the 50 largest utilities, 49 currently have active Twitter accounts, all have Facebook accounts and 15 have mobile apps. These media are critical in reaching customers during power outages but also in providing energy savings tips, bill pay and other customer engagement services,...

2014-03-26 08:22:21

BERWICK, Pa., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Tuesday (3/25) after repairing a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Operators shut the unit down early Thursday (3/20) to establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles...

2014-03-20 08:22:53

BERWICK, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid Thursday (3/20) to repair a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Shutting down the unit will establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned...

2014-03-18 08:22:34

BERWICK, Pa., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 generator to the regional electric grid Monday (3/17) after completing a planned inspection of its turbines. Workers proactively replaced several dozen blades to enhance safe and reliable operations until next spring's refueling outage. No cracked blades were found, which is consistent with the data being received from the turbine's extensive monitoring system. Plant...

2014-03-17 23:04:38

Ticket Down announces they have rolled back ticket prices for the big soccer match featuring Greece vs. Nigeria at PPL Park. This trusted secondary ticket exchange is also offering their customer appreciation discount code SOCCER-2014 for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Ticket Down announces that Greece and Nigeria will play in conjunction with the "Road to Brazil" at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. Several of the best soccer teams in the world will be...

2014-03-10 12:22:45

PAG&E has already provided $2.4 million in rebates to Pennsylvania Customers HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gas & Electric ("PAG&E"), a U.S. Gas & Electric company and supplier of natural gas and electricity to commercial and residential consumers in the State of Pennsylvania, announced today that the organization is providing its customers with an array of options to address increases in their electricity rates as a result of the recent...

2014-03-01 08:20:10

BERWICK, Pa., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid early Saturday (3/1) to perform a planned inspection of turbine blades. While the plant currently does not have any indications of turbine blade cracking, Susquehanna has been working closely with the turbine manufacturer to resolve turbine blade issues, and any inspection indications will be addressed proactively during this...

2014-02-28 08:21:55

Ofgem sets base revenues for price control period beginning April 1, 2015; PPL reaffirms projected earnings ranges for U.K. business segment ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) received official confirmation Friday (2/28) that business plans submitted by its four Western Power Distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom have been accepted in full, subject to a cost of equity change, for the 8-year price control period starting April 1, 2015....

2014-02-17 16:20:23

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) said Monday (2/17) that its Western Power Distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom have accepted a decision by the Office of Electricity and Gas Markets (Ofgem) to set the real cost of equity at 6.4 percent as part of its ongoing price control review process. Western Power Distribution's four subsidiaries own and operate electricity distribution networks that serve 7.8 million customers in central and...

2014-02-06 08:22:59

-- Earnings from ongoing operations of $2.45 per share exceed both 2013 forecast range and 2012 results ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) on Thursday (2/6) announced reported earnings for 2013 of $1.13 billion, or $1.76 per share, compared with $1.53 billion, or $2.60 per share in 2012, and an increase in its common stock dividend. Earnings from ongoing operations were $1.59 billion, or $2.45 per share. That result exceeded the 2013 forecast range of...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.