Crank up the A/C this summer if you need it because PPL Electric Utilities said its local facilities can take the heat thanks to numerous upgrades to the delivery system across its 10,000-square mile service area.
According to PPL, the utility is investing more than $3 billion over the next five years to improve the electric delivery system—replacing aging facilities and building new ones to meet growth in demand and to make the network even more reliable.
“Each year, executing our seasonal maintenance along with system improvements enables us to deliver safe, reliable power when our customers need,” said Gregory N. Dudkin, PPL Electric Utilities senior vice president, Operations. “For us, summer readiness means we must be up to the task to respond effectively to summer storms like those just prior to Memorial Day as well as the daily demands of our customers during this season when air conditioners are humming to keep us cool.”
Last summer, demand for electricity on the PPL Electric system peaked at 7,214 megawatts on July 7, 2010. The utility’s summer record occurred on August 1, 2006 when demand peaked at 7,554 mw. Demand for power typically occurs during the late afternoon hours.
Increased electricity usage goes hand-in-hand with higher electricity bills. To get your business electricity bills “summer-ready”, have you thought about switching your electricity supplier? At Live Energy, we can get you ready for the heat and humidity that summer brings by helping you learn about all of the different electricity retailers, what rates are available to your business, and how you can start saving money right away. For more information, call one of our certified energy advisors at (877) 810-7770.