Secure billing with paperless

Secure billing with paperless

Sharing your personal information anywhere can be a risk. But we have a simple and safe solution. Sign up for paperless billing and access your account on our secure website. We can guarantee your billing and payment info, as well as your energy use, will be protected.  

Go paperless for these great benefits and more: 

  • Safeguard your personal info and prevent identity theft with an online profile at pplelectric.com 
  • Set up bill due reminder alerts at pplelectric.com/alerts, so you never miss a payment 
  • Pay your bill within a few clicks on our secure website  
  • View, download, and print one year of bills anytime 
  • Avoid paperwork, envelopes, checks, and stamps 

Make the switch to paperless billing today.

“Second to none” electrical safety demo

“Second to none” electrical safety demo

Firefighters face many dangers – not the least of which are electrical hazards – while battling fires and working to keep others safe. 

So when the Scranton Fire Department had the chance to learn from PPL Electric Utilities how to keep themselves and others safer around power lines and other electrical components, its members jumped at the opportunity. 

Dan Hallowich, deputy chief of Scranton’s Bureau of Fire, said the lessons we provided with our Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit were “second to none.” 

“More often than not, we have to rely on theoretical discussions and case study review to learn about electrical hazards,” Hallowich said. “This presentation was able to put theory into action for us. We were able to see, hear, and in some cases smell, the outcome of these hazards allowing the development of key sensory memories – which is key for split second decision making.” 

“Without a doubt, the PPL Electric Live Line Safety Presentation has improved our knowledge and understanding of electrical hazards throughout the community resulting in a safer environment for our members.” 

Our 7,200-volt exhibit features live electrical wires, utility poles and transformers. Using ladders, gloves, shovels and other tools in a controlled environment, trained PPL Electric staff wearing protective equipment recreate sparks, flames, smoke and crackling that occurs when those items, as well as tree branches and mylar balloons, contact live electrical lines. We also discuss the importance of calling 811 before digging. 

To date, we’ve reached more than 55,000 people with nearly 600 demonstrations since 2016. And more than 50 electrical safety demonstrations have been scheduled for fire departments, municipalities, safety events and fairs across our 29-county service territory during 2022. We’ll once again be doing daily demonstrations at the Bloomsburg Fair, which takes place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 1. 

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If your organization is interested in a demonstration, please contact Doug Haupt at dlhaupt@pplweb.com or 610-297-2461. Available dates for 2022 are limited, but 2023 bookings have begun. There are several requirements for the demonstrations: an audience of at least 50 people is required; we need an area suitable to accommodate the exhibit; and the host organization is asked to invite nearby first responder organizations. 

For more information about how we keep our communities safe, visit pplelectric.com/safety.

Be Prepared for Storm Season

Be Prepared for Storm Season

No matter what kind of weather passes through our region, we’ll be prepared.

Here’s how you can stay safe and prepare for all types of storms:

  • Regularly check local news, radio, or your mobile device for information about storm watches or warnings in your area.
  • Keep supplies in an emergency preparedness kit. Include water bottles, non-perishable food, blankets, first-aid supplies, flashlights, and a battery-powered radio.
  • Make sure your yard is free of heavy debris that could be tossed around in the wind. Trim trees to prevent limbs from falling on your house.

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are capable of destroying homes, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air.

  • Choose a safe area in your home where you and your family can gather if a tornado warning is issued. This area should be in the basement or a room with no windows and on the lowest level of your home.
  • Conduct routine tornado drills with the entire family so everyone knows where to go and what to do if a tornado is approaching.
  • Watch for signs of a tornado: a dark-colored sky, low-lying clouds, large hail, or a loud roar.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are violent storms that often cause property damage and life-threatening hazards, such as high winds and flooding.

  • Create an evacuation plan and practice it ahead of time to avoid confusion during the event.
  • Close windows, doors, and hurricane shutters.

Thunderstorms

Lightning kills more people every year than tornadoes and hurricanes. Rain and heavy winds can cause flooding, damage to homes, and widespread power outages.

  • If a thunderstorm appears likely, postpone all outdoor activities.
  • If a thunderstorm watch or warning is issued, take shelter in your home or other building.
  • Shutter all windows and close exterior doors securely.

Floods

Flash flooding can be among the most damaging and costly of all natural disasters.

  • If you live in a flood-prone area, keep sandbags, plywood, and plastic sheeting on hand.
  • Seal the walls in your basement with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.

Power outages

Although we work hard to maintain reliable electric service, a storm may lead to a power outage. You can report or check the status of an outage at pplelectric.com/outage or by texting “OUTAGE” to TXTPPL (898775).

 

Source: Questline

Give paperless a try

Give paperless a try

Paperless billing is secure, convenient, and good for the environment. It also saves you time and money. And with the schedule changes that often come with summer, we can all use a little more of that!

With summer vacations and out-of-town visits to friends and family, you’ll never have to worry about receiving a late bill. With paperless billing, you’ll receive an email as soon as your bill is issued, and you can view it online in a few simple clicks. You can even save your banking information on our secure site to make paying your bill a breeze.

And if you’re not 100% convinced, you can switch back to a paper bill at any time, but we think you’ll love how easy it is to view and pay your bill online.

Visit pplelectric.com/paperless today and give paperless billing a try.

Keeping the lights on in the Poconos

Keeping the lights on in the Poconos

Our mission is to provide safe and reliable electric service to power your lives. That’s why we’re always working on reliability efforts, like trimming trees and investing in stronger poles.  

Recently, our crews in Monroe County completed a major project to relocate powerlines that were causing reliability issues. The lines ran through heavily wooded areas that were hard to access, making it difficult for us to restore power after storms. 

We also added larger and more storm-resistant poles and a state-of-the-art device to help prevent outages.  

The project took nearly 1,000 hours to complete! 

Want to learn more about our reliability investments? Check out pplelectric.com/reliability and follow us on social media @PPLElectric.