PPL Corp is incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1994. The Company is an energy and utility holding company. Through subsidiaries, it generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern, northwestern and southeastern U.S., markets wholesale and retail energy in the northeastern and northwestern portions of the U.S., delivers electricity to customers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and the U.K. and delivers natural gas to customers in Kentucky. It is organized into four reportable segments namely Kentucky Regulated, UK Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated and Supply segment. Kentucky Regulated Segment (PPL) consists of the operations of LKE, which owns and operates regulated public utilities engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and the distribution and sale of natural gas, representing primarily the activities of LG&E and KU. The Kentucky Regulated segment also includes interest expense related to the 2010 Equity Units that were issued to partially finance the acquisition of LKE. International Regulated Segment (PPL) Includes WPD, a regulated electricity distribution company in the U.K. WPD, through indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, operates four of the 15 distribution networks providing electricity service in the U.K. Pennsylvania Regulated Segment (PPL) includes the regulated electric delivery operations of PPL Electric. PPL Electric delivers electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in a 10,000-square mile territory in 29 counties of eastern and central Pennsylvania. PPL Electric also provides electricity supply in this territory as a PLR. PPL Electric is authorized to provide electric public utility service throughout its service area as a result of grants by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in corporate charters to PPL Electric and companies to which it has succeeded and as a result of certification by the PUC. PPL Electric is subject to regulation as a public utility by the PUC, and certain of its transmission activities are subject to the jurisdiction of the FERC under the Federal Power Act. The Company is subject to certain existing and developing federal, regional, state and local laws and regulations with respect to air and water quality, land use and other environmental matters.
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