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2011-04-05 02:22:00

BERWICK, Pa., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear plant near Berwick, Pa., safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor on Tuesday (4/5) to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Since its last refueling outage in 2009, Unit 2 has safely and reliably generated about 19,355,000 megawatt-hours of electricity -- enough to power about 1 million homes. "The Susquehanna plant has an excellent operating record because of a dedicated, well-trained work force and...

2011-03-09 16:41:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) said Wednesday (3/9) it has completed the previously announced sale of its interests in certain non-core generating stations to an affiliate of LS Power Equity Advisors for approximately $381 million in cash. The transaction includes the 244-megawatt PPL Wallingford Energy plant, a natural gas-fired facility located in the Town of Wallingford, Conn.; the 585-megawatt PPL University Park plant, a natural gas-fired...

2011-03-04 06:16:00

BERWICK, Pa., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant near Berwick, Luzerne County, Pa., safely shut down Unit 1 early Friday (3/4). "We need to do maintenance work on a valve in an area of the plant where personnel can perform work only when the reactor is shut down," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear officer. "The work will be completed safely and the unit returned to service." The system containing the valve is one of several that...

2010-10-26 09:47:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The acquisition of Kentucky's two major utilities by PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) received its final regulatory approval Tuesday (10/26) from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. PPL expects to close the transaction on Nov. 1. "This approval by FERC, which allows completion of the transaction, is very good news for all the stakeholders involved," said James H. Miller, chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL. "The larger,...

2010-09-30 13:49:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thursday's (9/30) conditional approval by the Kentucky Public Service Commission of PPL Corporation's proposed acquisition of E.ON U.S. LLC, the parent company of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, is another significant step toward the completion of the transaction, PPL officials said. "We are very pleased with the commission's action today," said James H. Miller, chairman, president and chief executive...

2010-09-09 10:00:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) said Thursday (9/9) it has reached agreement to sell interests in certain non-core generating stations to LS Power Equity Advisors, an affiliate of LS Power. The transaction will include the 244-megawatt PPL Wallingford Energy plant, a natural gas-fired facility located in the Town of Wallingford, Conn.; the 585-megawatt PPL University Park plant, a natural gas-fired facility located in University Park, Ill.; and...

2010-08-11 00:00:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Workers successfully stopped a leak of Freon vapor in the Unit 1 reactor building at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., ending the alert that had been in effect since Tuesday (8/10) morning. The Freon was safely removed from a chiller in the Unit 1 reactor building and placed in storage tanks on site. Freon is used as a refrigerant in the air-conditioning system for the reactor building and provides cooling for...

2010-08-10 19:59:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While an alert remains in effect at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., workers have made significant progress to stop a leak of Freon vapor in the Unit 1 reactor building. "We're safely removing the Freon from a chiller in the Unit 1 reactor building and placing it in storage tanks on site," said Miriam Mylin, spokeswoman for the Susquehanna plant. "The work is going well, and the leak has been significantly...

2010-06-08 10:59:00

BERWICK, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With equipment and system upgrades completed during the recent scheduled refueling and maintenance outage, Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., is now the largest Boiling Water Reactor in terms of thermal power and generating capacity in the United States, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "PPL continues to invest in the future of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant with upgrades...

2010-04-26 05:50:00

BERWICK, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Workers at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., successfully completed planned maintenance on a water heating system and resumed generating electricity from the plant's Unit 2 early Monday (4/26). The Unit 2 reactor was safely shut down early Friday (4/23) so workers could repair a tube in a system that heats water before it goes into the reactor. "We take a proactive approach to maintenance to ensure that the...