PPL To Pay $60K Over Snowstorm Outage
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A paper is reporting that PPL Electric Utilities will pay $60,000 to resolve allegations it mishandled restoration of power after a freak snowstorm two years ago.
The Intelligencer Journal/ Lancaster New Era reported Friday the company isn’t admitting wrongdoing.
At issue was how PPL reassigned a power restoration crew after an October 2011 storm that dumped four to 10 inches of snow in Lancaster County and disrupted power to 388,000 customers in the state.
The payment was disclosed Thursday by the Public Utility Commission. PPL is agreeing to tell its employees not to deviate from guidelines when assigning power restoration crews.