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PPL Electric Utilities

"I think that the telematics and the electric drive
bucket have been our biggest focus over the past
couple of years. Other utilities are starting to see
the benefits and asking a lot of questions."
Through a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection
last year, PPL Electric Utilities bought
15 Chevy Volts to determine whether
the hybrid plug-in vehicle is the best
option for its light duty vehicles. Once
a determination is made, the goal is to
have the hybrids replace gas-powered
fleet vehicles.
PPL Electric Utilities uses charging
stations for its Chevy Volts, but also
allows employees to use those stations

free of charge. "We allow them to use it
as a benefit and charge their vehicles,"
Adkisson says. "We are promoting the
use of electric vehicles as a sustainable
energy source for transportation."
To further reduce its carbon footprint, PPL Electric Utilities is installing
battery-powered bucket drops that
eliminate the need for the vehicle to
continuously run. "The bucket drop is
the thing the lineman stands in, and
in the past we had to have the engine

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