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November 2007

PPL partners with Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority to open renewable energy generating facility

PPL Corporation and the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority dedicated a renewable energy facility on October 3 that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and power 2,500 homes with clean energy.

“This renewable energy plant will generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way,” said Mike Kroboth, president of PPL Renewable Energy, the PPL subsidiary that will invest more than $100 million in additional renewable energy projects in the next five years.

“By capturing methane and using it to generate electricity, this plant will prevent the equivalent of 19,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year,” he said.

In addition to the generators fueled by methane, the facility at the landfill will house a renewable energy education center.

The facility, provided by the authority, will host demonstration solar and wind power projects and provide information on other important power generation sources, such as nuclear. The facility also includes an education room that will be used by school groups and community organizations to learn more about renewable energy.