- PPL Electric has submitted the Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for approval; the company held 13 community meetings to solicit input on the project.
- The project is designed to improve electric service for 250,000 people in northeast Pennsylvania and the Poconos and will involve the construction of three new electric substations and a new 230-kV power line.
- The new power line with be about 58 miles long and the project as a whole will cost about $200 million.
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The PUC review process generally takes about one year, during which there are opportunities for additional public input. For example, the commission may schedule public input sessions for local residents in the project area.
The route chosen for the power line represents the company's best effort to balance social, environmental and cost impacts while ensuring that PPL Electric Utilities can fulfill its obligation to provide reliable electric service, Raymond said. ...