Operators Shut Down Unit 2 at PPL's Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

        Operators Shut Down Unit 2 at PPL's Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

PR Newswire

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 9, 2012

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Operators at PPL's Susquehanna
nuclear power plant safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor Friday (11/9) because
a computer system that controls the reactor's water level was not functioning
properly.

Operators manually shut down the reactor when they identified the malfunction
and plant systems responded as designed. Susquehanna employees are
investigating the reason for the loss of the computer system.

"Our operators are well-trained to manage situations like this," said Timothy
S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice president and chief nuclear officer.
"All systems are functioning as expected to keep the unit in a safe
condition."

While the unit is shut down, employees will address the control system
malfunction and begin a previously announced turbine blade inspection as part
of ongoing efforts to address turbine blade cracking as the plant finalizes
long-term solutions.

Unit 1 is operating safely and is unaffected by the loss of the system on Unit
2.

The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of
Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric
Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna LLC.

PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates.
Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) owns or controls
through its subsidiaries about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the
United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and
natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United
Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.

SOURCE PPL Susquehanna

Website: http://www.pplweb.com
Contact: Joe Scopelliti of PPL Susquehanna, 1-866-832-4474,
jjscopelliti@pplweb.com