PPL Electric Utilities Plans New Substation to Serve East-Central York County

PPL Electric Utilities will build a new substation and distribution line in Lower Windsor Township, York County, in 2011 to improve reliability for customers on the west side of the Susquehanna River.

The Red Front project will cost about $4.2 million.

“This new substation and 4-mile distribution line will provide an additional electricity source for about 3,350 PPL Electric Utilities customers in east-central York County and help ensure continued reliability,” said Carl Segneri, vice president of Distribution Operations for PPL Electric Utilities. “Having an additional source of power available to the area also means faster restoration times in the event of an outage.”

Construction should start early next year and be complete by the end of May. The project will be located off Gun Club Road, and tap into an existing First Energy 115-kilovolt transmission line. The new substation will step power down from 115 kilovolts to 12 kilovolts for residential distribution.

Projects like Red Front are part of a PPL Electric Utilities plan to invest more than $3 billion over the next five years to upgrade its transmission and delivery systems to ensure continued safe and reliable electric service, Segneri said.

PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania and has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.

For further information: Joe Nixon, 610-774-5997, jcnixonjr@pplweb.com
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