Jan 21, 2016
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Jan. 21, 2016) – PPL Electric Utilities crews are gearing up for wind and snow that may come our way this weekend – preparing to respond to any outages and restore power for customers.
“We’ve been watching the weather forecast, checking our vehicles and equipment, and fine-tuning our response plan,” said Ray Connolly, the PPL director who will lead the team restoring any power outages. “If we have outages, our people will be ready.”
The company works year-round to make the electric system more reliable for customers, including clearing trees from around power lines, installing stronger poles and wires, and using technology to automatically detect outages and reroute power to turn the lights back on for many customers even before repairs are made.
In advance of any storm that may cause power outages, PPL Electric Utilities wants customers to take necessary precautions to stay safe and offers the following tips:
To make it easier for customers to report and track outages, some recent improvements made by PPL include:
PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. With 2,300 employees, PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information, visit www.pplelectric.com.