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2012-03-28 06:21:39

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation's (NYSE: PPL) board of directors has elected William H. Spence chairman of the company, effective April 1. The company had previously announced that James H. Miller would retire as chairman and a member of the board on March 31. Spence has been serving as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors since November 2011. He had been named president of the company in July 2011. Spence, 55, joined PPL in...

2011-11-16 08:25:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced on Wednesday (11/16) that it has been designated a 2012 Top Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list was drawn from a sample of 5,000 eligible companies. Criteria included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies toward National Guard and Reserve service. The...

2011-09-12 15:15:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Severe flooding along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania that began late last week has had minimal operational impact on power plants owned by subsidiaries of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). Plant staff operated the facilities safely, and the flooding caused no appreciable damage to facilities. PPL companies operate the Susquehanna nuclear power plant, the Montour and Brunner Island coal-fired power plants, and the Holtwood hydroelectric plant...

2011-08-23 21:07:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid Tuesday night (8/23). The unit shut down automatically on Friday (8/19) during scheduled equipment testing. A review by plant staff found a single-point wiring deficiency in the unit's digital control system. "We determined the cause, corrected the problem and safely restarted the reactor," said Timothy S....

2011-08-23 14:33:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful earthquake felt throughout the mid-Atlantic region this afternoon (8/23) has not affected regular operation at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick. Unit 1 of the plant continues to operate normally at full power. Unit 2 had previously shut down for maintenance and remains in safe, stable condition. PPL is delaying the return of Unit 2 to full power as a precautionary measure. Experienced, well-trained plant...

2011-08-19 13:01:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Unit 2 reactor at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania shut down automatically at 10:46 a.m. Friday (8/19). The unit was operating at full power at the time. The shutdown occurred during scheduled, routine equipment surveillance; the cause is under investigation. "The reactor shut down safely. All plant systems are operating as designed," said Timothy S. Rausch, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer...

2011-06-09 11:52:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation plans to build a 115,000-square-foot data and operations center in Upper Macungie Township that will provide long-term benefits for both the company and its customers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110609/PH17297) The center, a major new investment in the Lehigh Valley, will be located on 12 acres near Route 100 and Interstate 78, about 10 miles west of the corporation's international headquarters in center-city...

2011-06-07 13:10:00

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A thorough inspection of the Unit 1 main turbine at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania has revealed blade damage similar to that discovered during a recent routine inspection of the plant's Unit 2 main turbine. "The scope of the turbine blade damage on Unit 1 is virtually identical to what we discovered on Unit 2," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear officer. The main turbine for each unit at the...

2011-05-18 07:38:00

BERWICK, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Susquehanna, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), announced Wednesday (5/18) the appointment of a 30-year veteran of the nuclear power industry as site vice president-Susquehanna. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110518/PH04410 ) Russ Kearney comes to PPL Susquehanna from the Clinton Power Station, a single-unit Boiling Water Reactor in Clinton, Ill., where he has been site vice president since January 2008. During his...

2011-05-16 09:43:00

BERWICK, Pa., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, near Berwick, Pa., shut down the Unit 1 reactor as planned Monday (5/16) for an inspection of the main turbine. "As a precaution, we have decided to inspect the blades on the Unit 1 turbine after finding defects on similar blades in the Unit 2 turbine during a routine inspection as part of the current refueling and maintenance outage," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear...