PPL submits $200M reliability project proposal to PUC
PPL Electric Utilities has submitted its Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) for review and approval.
The $200 million project will involve construction of three new electrical substations and a 230-kilovolt power line in order to reduce the number and duration of power outages caused by severe weather.
The existing network of 69-kilovolt power lines, which are up to 40 miles long, are no longer adequate and expose customers to more frequent and longer service outages.
The new power line will be 58 miles long and connect the new electrical substations to the existing high-voltage grid, strengthening the local electric delivery network.
The PUC review could take up to a year.
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