Improving reliability in Susquehanna Valley
PPL Electric Utilities plans to build a new power line and substation to improve service for our customers in Northumberland, Snyder and Juniata counties.
To improve electrical reliability for area residents and businesses, PPL Electric Utilities will build a new 69-kilovolt power line to connect an existing line east of Dalmatia in Northumberland County to another existing line near the Richfield area in Snyder and Juniata counties.
The new line will strengthen the local electric system by providing support to existing 69-kilovolt lines in the area, decreasing the number and duration of power outages experienced by local customers.
The project will also include construction of a new substation along the new power line near Meiserville. The substation will allow power from the new transmission line to be routed into communities that have been experiencing a high number of power outages.
This project is part of a broader program of infrastructure improvements planned by PPL Electric Utilities to benefit our customers. Over the next five years, the company will invest more than $3 billion to ensure reliable electric service for our customers – both locally and throughout the region.
Public comment wanted
While we have chosen a route for this project, public input remains a valuable part of the process. We want to hear from you.
We held open houses on March 24 and 25, 2010 in Mount Pleasant Mills and Dalmatia, respectively, to gather input. Thank you to all who participated. We will keep everyone informed about the project's progress in the coming weeks and months.