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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...

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...


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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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