It takes a lot of effort to prepare for the Little League World Series, held in South Williamsport each summer. Not only for the Little League staff, players, coaches, and families- but for us too. This event is one of the largest events hosted in our service territory, so ensuring safe and reliable electricity is critical.
Here are a few steps we take in the weeks preceding the event to make sure the lights are bright and popcorn is hot!
- Reliability engineers conducted infared scans of our equipment delivering power to the Little League complex and Muncy Bank Ballpark where the televised MLB game was held.
- A generator large enough to support the Ballpack was connected and on standby for the duration of the broadcast.
- Line clearance inspectors from our vegetation management team inspected the lines and cleared any hazardous trees to prevent outages.
- Trouble crews at the Susquehanna Service Center in Montoursville prepared for prompt response in the case of an issue or outage.
In addition to these important logistics that keep power flowing, we also sponsored this year’s “Kid’s Zone,” a component of the “Williamsport Welcomes the World” celebration on Friday, August 20.
Many PPL volunteers staffed the event, teaching kids about infared cameras, transformer switches, and finishing off the fun with a delicious ice pop to stay cool.
We’re always happy to support the Little League World Series and cheer on our favorite teams!