Jan 17, 2019
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Jan. 17, 2019) — PPL Electric Utilities is preparing for Winter Storm Harper and will be ready to respond if the forecasted ice and wind produce power outages.
“As the storm moves closer to this area and forecasts are fine-tuned, we’ll be refining our own preparation and response plans,” said Dave Quier, director of operations for PPL Electric Utilities.
“The bottom line is our customers expect us to be ready to respond to whatever Mother Nature dishes out and we’ll be up to the challenge.”
PPL Electric Utilities’ comprehensive line clearing program, coupled with extensive smart grid automation and investments in more storm-resistant poles and wires, have combined to reduce storm-related outages. The work is meant to reduce both the number and duration of outages.
“This expected combination of snow, freezing rain and wind is predicted to produce outages,” Quier said. “We’ll have the workers and materials in place to get the lights back on as safely and as quickly as possible.”
Nothing is more important than safety. As this storm bears down on our region, we urge customers to be prepared.
In case of an outage:
More detailed information on staying safe in storms can be found on PPL’s website at pplelectric.com/safety.
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. 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.