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June 10, 2014
05:29 EDTPPLPPL Corp., Riverstone to combine merchant power generation businesses
PPL Corporation and Riverstone Holdings announced a definitive agreement to combine their merchant power generation businesses into a new stand-alone, publicly traded Independent Power Producer, or IPP. The new company, which will own and operate a diverse mix of 15,320 megawatts of generating capacity in key U.S. competitive energy markets, will be called Talen Energy Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, at closing, PPL Corporation will spin off PPL Energy Supply, the parent company of PPL Generation, and PPL EnergyPlus, to shareowners of PPL and then immediately combine that business with Riverstone's generation business to form Talen Energy Corporation, an independent publicly traded company expected to be listed on the NYSE. Upon closing, PPL Corporation's shareowners will own 65% of Talen Energy and Riverstone will own 35%. PPL Corporation will have no continuing ownership interest in Talen Energy. PPL Corporation's shareowners will receive a pro-rata distribution of Talen Energy shares at closing based on the number of PPL Corporation shares owned as of the spinoff record date. The spinoff will have no effect on their ownership of PPL Corporation common stock and there will be no change in the number of shares of PPL Corporation common stock outstanding. The transaction is designed to be tax-free to PPL Corporation and its shareowners.
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December 19, 2014
07:33 EDTPPLPPL Corp. Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 reconnected to power grid
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December 14, 2014
15:51 EDTPPLPPL Corp. disconnects Unit 1 from the regional electric grid
Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Unit 1 from the regional electric grid Saturday,12/13 because of a small water leak inside the containment structure. The massive concrete containment structure, which surrounds the reactor, is not accessible when the unit is running. Although the water leak is well within the plant's limits for continued safe operation, operators began shutting the unit down as a conservative measure to complete repairs and enhance the unit's reliability for the upcoming winter, when cold weather drives higher electricity use. PPL Susquehanna expects to quickly identify the source of the water leak, complete repairs and resume generating electricity for the regional power grid. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.

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