PPL selling Long Island generators

PPL Corp. has agreed to sell its Long Island generation business to J-Power USA Development for about $135 million, the company announced Friday. Full Story
gdd

Wilkes Barre, PA

#1 May 30, 2009
And while everyones focusing on the illegal's the asian's are taking us over !
Pitchorama

Kingston, PA

#2 May 30, 2009
PPL sold its soul
sports fan

AOL

#3 May 30, 2009
Learn how to properly use an apostrophe. You can't even spell words in your own language, and you're worried about other races "taking us over." Perhaps it's your own incompetance that should worry you.
sports fan

AOL

#4 May 30, 2009
Pitchorama wrote:
PPL sold its soul
I think not. They're constantly winning awards, and being voted in as one of the top electric utilities in the country. You obviously know very little, if anything, about the company. Or business for that matter.
Reader

Bethlehem, PA

#5 May 30, 2009
PPL should have found a domestic buyer for those generating stations. It's quite true that we are selling off the country to foreign interests.
sports fan

AOL

#6 May 31, 2009
Reader wrote:
PPL should have found a domestic buyer for those generating stations. It's quite true that we are selling off the country to foreign interests.
The electric utilities business is global. PPL sells power to the U.K., maybe they shouldn't buy from us, is that your message ? A message of "Protectionism."
Howard Cosell

Allentown, PA

#7 Jun 1, 2009
Sports fan - I have 23 years in the electric industry and PPL is beyond a doubt the biggest joke ever. The company FELL from greatness due to a combination of mis-management and union short sightedness. When a company has over 9000 employees on their payroll and is reduced to under 2500, their stocks dropping, prices going up and pretty much spitting on the community that nutured them... PPL is NOT the company it was. Cambell and Busby are turning in their graves after what Kaufman and Hecht did to the company. I can't blame Miller too much simply because he inherited the mess. But, will he change it? And PPL keeps pulling in their global carpet. They're a joke, a people meat grinder, an insult.
Baba Booey

Hellertown, PA

#8 Jun 1, 2009
Maybe they needed the money to pay out the CEO's bonuses for this year.
Joke

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jun 1, 2009
Sounds like they are getting ready to sell or be taken over. Miller is setting this company up for 1 of the 2 to happen. What does he care at over 60 years old make the millions he is making a takeover/sale would benefit him and why would he care about the others. He gets his as do the other executives. For those in the company that made decisions ruin the lives of 200 employees your day will come and you will feel just as they did when your greedy selves let them go. As Howard Cosell said this is the most mismanaged company by far. Miller is just waiting for his day. What a joke.
Howard Cosell

Topton, PA

#10 Jun 1, 2009
Joke - WOW! My thoughts exactly. PPL is gearing up for a take over. Minimal people. Minimal salaries. And ruining the lives like you said, oh yeah!

When PPL was and I do mean WAS a good company, you couldn't get fired if you blew the back off a boiler or melted down an airheater. Today, if you don't stop at condoms galore before your shift, you've got a problem!
sports fan

AOL

#11 Jun 1, 2009
Howard Cosell wrote:
Sports fan - I have 23 years in the electric industry and PPL is beyond a doubt the biggest joke ever. The company FELL from greatness due to a combination of mis-management and union short sightedness. When a company has over 9000 employees on their payroll and is reduced to under 2500, their stocks dropping, prices going up and pretty much spitting on the community that nutured them... PPL is NOT the company it was. Cambell and Busby are turning in their graves after what Kaufman and Hecht did to the company. I can't blame Miller too much simply because he inherited the mess. But, will he change it? And PPL keeps pulling in their global carpet. They're a joke, a people meat grinder, an insult.
Ahem...someone sounds bitter and biased against PPL in this article. Tell me...what company has NOT downsized and raised prices...? Hmmm...?
This is a new era, a new day....people DO GET FIRED for being idiots...it's not the "Good Old Boys Club" anymore....is that why you seem bitter & biased ? PPL HAS CHANGED over the years...what company hasn't...? TIMES HAVE CHANGED, business practices have changed, and above all....society has changed. People who are resistant to change have a really hard time of it. One must learn to adjust, or be left in the dust ! Failure to adjust is perhaps incompetance...!? If the shoe fits.....:))
Reader

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Jun 9, 2009
sports fan wrote:
<quoted text>
The electric utilities business is global. PPL sells power to the U.K., maybe they shouldn't buy from us, is that your message ? A message of "Protectionism."
Call it protectionism if you will, but globalization of the US economy has put it in the toilet. We have become a country of consumers, not manufacturers. Thanks to the incessant greed of corporate America, jobs have been exported, and profits have soared. Those profits were not shared with the workers, only the stockholders and executives. The American consumer wants inexpensive goods because he can't afford anything else.

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