Unit 1 at Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Disconnected from Grid for Valve Repair

  Unit 1 at Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Disconnected from Grid for Valve
                                    Repair

PR Newswire

BERWICK, Pa., July 21, 2013

BERWICK, Pa., July 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Operators disconnected Unit 1 at
PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania
from the regional power grid Sunday (7/21) to repair one of four valves that
control the amount of steam going into the turbine.

"Repairing the valve reflects our conservative approach to operating the plant
safely and reliably," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice
president and Chief Nuclear Officer. "The repair also supports optimal
performance of the unit during the summer months when the demand for power is
high."

PPL expects to complete the repairs and reconnect Unit 1 to the power grid
soon. Unit 2 continues to operate at full power. Both Susquehanna units have a
generating capacity of about 1,300 megawatts.

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.

PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates. PPL
Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with annual revenue of more than $12 billion, is one
of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of
companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers
in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts
of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S.
markets. More information is available at www.pplsusquehanna.com and
www.pplweb.com.

Contact: Joe Scopelliti, 1-866-832-4474, jjscopelliti@pplweb.com
PPL Susquehanna

SOURCE PPL Susquehanna

Website: http://www.pplsusquehanna.com
 
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