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The Susquehanna-Roseland power line project will help ensure continued safe and reliable electric service for customers in eastern and northeastern Pennsylvania and throughout the region.

This Web site is intended to update you on the project and encourage your input so that we can incorporate your preferences into our plans wherever we can.

Because of the steadily growing use of electricity, new power lines are needed to keep up with that demand and to keep our power supply reliable. PJM Interconnection, the independent company that operates the electric power grid for a 13-state region including Pennsylvania, has determined that if upgrades to the electric system are not made by May 2012, there is the potential for overloads and blackouts in eastern and northeastern Pennsylvania and throughout the region.
PJM is requiring a new 500-kilovolt transmission line from the Berwick area in Pennsylvania to the Roseland area in New Jersey. PJM has directed PPL Electric Utilities to construct the Pennsylvania portion of this power line.

At PPL, we understand that new power lines can cause concern. We have a long history of building power lines in a way that strikes a balance among maintaining reliable electric service, minimizing impact on property owners, protecting the environment and keeping costs down – because electric customers pay the costs of new lines.


Your input has been an important factor in this project to date, and we encourage your continued input. If you want to e-mail us, or if you want to be added to our e-mail list for periodic updates, click here. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-291-5403.


  > Implosive Splicing
  Construction crews will use “implosive   splicing” as they build the new power line. For more information, check out this short video.

July 30, 2013
Power line construction continues in Wayne and Lackawanna Counties

Construction of the new Susquehanna-Roseland power line continues in several areas along the route in Lackawanna and Wayne counties. Crews are removing the old lattice steel structures, drilling and pouring new concrete foundations, setting new steel poles and stringing new wires. A new substation in Blakely, Pa., also is under construction. Meanwhile, elsewhere along the line route, preparations are being made for construction activities later this year and during 2014. For detailed construction updates, click here.

December 4, 2012
Susquehanna-Roseland construction contractor outlines economic benefits for Pike and
Wayne counties


Construction of the Susquehanna-Roseland power line will create jobs and will mean “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in benefits for the Wayne and Pike county areas, local business leaders were told at a recent meeting.
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October 2, 2012
Susquehanna-Roseland line receives final federal approval
Construction under way; key grid reinforcement to be in service by
June 2015


The Susquehanna-Roseland power line, a major grid upgrade that will improve electric service for millions of people in the Northeast, received final approval from the National Park Service when the agency issued a Record of Decision late Monday (10/1) affirming the utility-chosen route.
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October 1, 2012
Contract awarded for power line construction

PPL Electric Utilities has awarded the main construction contract for the Susquehanna-Roseland power line to T&D Power Inc., an Arizona-based company that specializes in high voltage power line construction.
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June 20, 2012
Preparations for Construction of Susquehanna-Roseland Power Line to Begin in Mid-July
Project Will Improve Electric Service for Customers in Pennsylvania and Throughout the Region

Pre-construction activities for the Susquehanna-Roseland regional power line project will begin in the Scranton area in mid-July, PPL Electric Utilities said Wednesday (6/20), with line construction expected to start later this year.
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This new line will have significant benefits for electric customers in our region – including those in Pennsylvania served by PPL Electric Utilities.
 
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