PPL seesk stimulus money

PPL seesk stimulus money

There are 18 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 4, 2009, titled PPL seesk stimulus money. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

PPL wants stimulus money for 'smart' technology -- PPL Corp. is seeking federal stimulus dollars to help it test the use of new equipment that could lower prices and fix outages more quickly.

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DISGUSTED TAXPAYER

Coplay, PA

#1 Aug 4, 2009
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? They don't deserve a dime. Let all the EXECUTIVES AND DOZENS OF VICE PRESIDENTS earning millions and millions each kick in a cool mill and they can test their hearts out.
Wow

AOL

#2 Aug 4, 2009
DISGUSTED TAXPAYER wrote:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? They don't deserve a dime. Let all the EXECUTIVES AND DOZENS OF VICE PRESIDENTS earning millions and millions each kick in a cool mill and they can test their hearts out.
WOW, you are so correct. With the rates we are paying were the ones who should get a stimulus check. Lower prices, what a joke. Never happen, money hungry thats what PPL is.
gman

Reading, PA

#3 Aug 4, 2009
everyone else is getting stimulus dollars and bail ours-why shouldnt ppl. I think the only ones not getting checks in the mail are the tax payer Why they cant just give money to consumers to stimulate the economy is a little odd. After all, the tax payer funds the government. They take our money and now use it to bail our publically traded companies that are charging us for materials and services that we pay taxes on again. kind of stupid huh?

Do we really want to be suprised by PPL's request? For 8 years your had big oil and millitary contractors suckling the teet of the bush/cheney regime. Now you have Obabma boys taking care of the public sector companies.

The sooner we realize the tax payer is the chump the better. where is ron paul when you need him.
Jim

United States

#4 Aug 4, 2009
Hey PPL, how about using your own PROFITS to test new equipment? Stimulus money is taxpayer money. We should pay you to test this new equipment? I have lost all respect for this company.
tom

Walnutport, PA

#5 Aug 4, 2009
PPL may develop and test equipment to lower the cost of producing electric, but I don't believe it will be passed down to the consumer, just pocketed by the company.
Any way you look at it

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Aug 4, 2009
Jim wrote:
Hey PPL, how about using your own PROFITS to test new equipment? Stimulus money is taxpayer money. We should pay you to test this new equipment? I have lost all respect for this company.
Hey Jim, I don't disagree with you or the others at all.

All I'm saying is any way you look at it, we're still going to be the ones who are paying for it, not PPL.

PPL only "pays" for the sure bets, like lobbying the PUC for rate increases, while tightening the options the poor have to keep up with their bills. Look for major increases in shut-off's, come January.

While some will wish to thank Obama for the prior, let us not forget Cheney had his hand in the latter years ago.

About the only thing the tax payers and customers have in common is they don't have a REAL say in how the money's spent.

We can have all the public meetings in the world and in the end PPL ALWAYS gets what they want, when and where they want it.

It'll be this way until folks come up with alternative energy initiatives on their own properties. It'll cost money and will require technical ability, but it can be accomplished. Then it will be up to each person as to whether or not they care to sell any excess to PPL, another provider or their own neighbors.
LOL

Hellertown, PA

#7 Aug 4, 2009
SOLAR
mmm_cheesesteak

Allentown, PA

#8 Aug 4, 2009
whoa, whoa, whoa. calm down. first look at the article written, no author, no source. just throw it out there that PPL wants your money. what PPL is doing is applying for existing grants that were opened up through stimulus packages. the money is out there floating around for companies, PPL is just going for it. any business, again ANY business can apply for federal grants that promote clean energy.
pisces108

Allentown, PA

#9 Aug 4, 2009
i need some frickin stimulus money PAYING PPL! wth.
Honky Lips

Allentown, PA

#10 Aug 4, 2009
Wow wrote:
<quoted text> WOW, you are so correct. With the rates we are paying were the ones who should get a stimulus check. Lower prices, what a joke. Never happen, money hungry thats what PPL is.
What's wrong with the rates?
You're paying the same that you paid in 1996.
damm fools

Allentown, PA

#12 Aug 4, 2009
hmmm. Sounds familiar, sort of like, "Calling Don Bernhard, your check is ready..."
Stros5

Allentown, PA

#13 Aug 4, 2009
This is the beginning of Skynet taking over the world.
Kodiak

United States

#14 Aug 4, 2009
DISGUSTED TAXPAYER wrote:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? They don't deserve a dime. Let all the EXECUTIVES AND DOZENS OF VICE PRESIDENTS earning millions and millions each kick in a cool mill and they can test their hearts out.
AMEN! Lets all go Camping for a week. Ill bring the candles. If we take vacation businesses will be closed and we wont be home using energy. Hit em in the pocket.
toni

Coatesville, PA

#15 Aug 4, 2009
record profits year after year------increasing everyones bill by 38 percent and still looking for federal money----pigs like this should be slaughtered---no wonder our country is broke and soon will all americans
Ashes

Slatington, PA

#16 Aug 4, 2009
You've got to be kidding me?
Ashes

Slatington, PA

#17 Aug 4, 2009
Stros5 wrote:
This is the beginning of Skynet taking over the world.
No, this is the beginning of the NWO. Store food, and get ready to protect your fort!
LMFAO

Allentown, PA

#18 Aug 4, 2009
THEY ARE GOING TO STEAL AN OUTRAGEOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM US NEXT YEAR WHEN THE RATES SHOOT THROUGH THE ROOF BUT THEY NEED SOME SPENDING CASH TO PLAY WITH???? WE WILL ALL BE USING CANDLES AND LANTERNS CAUSE THE FRIDGE GOTTA STAY ON. FORGET HAVING AC NEXT SUMMER UNLESS YOU ROB BANKS FOR A LIVING! TV? YOU KNOW CABLE IS GONNA BEND US OVER UNTILL WE BREAK FROM THE PRICE OF THE ELECTRIC. START READING MORE BOOKS PEOPLE CAUSE WE ARE ALL GLUED, SCREWED, AND PPL TATTOOED!
Honky Lips

Allentown, PA

#19 Sep 3, 2009
You want to keep plugging in more and more stuff, you better hope PPL does SOMETHING.

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