James H. Miller
James H. Miller is president and chief executive officer of PPL. He joined the company in February 2001 as president of PPL Generation, a subsidiary that controls more than 11,000 megawatts of electrical generation capacity in the United States. He was promoted to executive vice president of PPL Corporation in January 2004 and to chief operating officer in September 2004.
Before joining PPL, Miller was executive vice president of USEC Inc., an international supplier of enriched uranium to nuclear utilities. Previously, he was president of two subsidiaries of ABB Group: ABB Environmental Systems, which supplied air pollution control equipment to the power industry, and ABB Resource Recovery Systems, which designed, built and operated waste-to-energy plants. He also served as president of the former UC Operating Services, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy and Louisville Gas and Electric Co. He got his start in the electricity industry at the former Delmarva Power & Light Co., where he held engineering and management positions.
Miller received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and served in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine program.
Miller is a member of the following boards:
- Board of the Electric Power Research Institute
- Board of the Edison Electric Institute
- Board of the Nuclear Energy Institute
- Board of directors for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra
- Board of directors for the Lehigh Valley Health Network
PPL power portfolio
Out of its total 12,611 MW of electric generating capacity in 2005 (1.18% of the U.S. total), PPL produced 47.4% from coal, 20.6% from nuclear, 17.8% from oil, 7.5% from hydroelectricity, and 7.1% from natural gas. PPL owns power plants in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Montana, New York, and Pennsylvania; 67.6% of the company's generating capacity comes from power plants in Pennsylvania.
Existing coal-fired power plants
|Plant Name||State||County||Year(s) Built||Capacity||2007 CO2 Emissions||2006 SO2 Emissions|
|Colstrip||MT||Rosebud||1975, 1976, 1984, 1986||2314 MW||16,783,000 tons||14,298 tons|
|Montour||PA||Montour||1972, 1973||1625 MW||8,964,000 tons||129,357 tons|
|Brunner Island||PA||York||1961, 1965, 1969||1559 MW||9,118,000 tons||93,545 tons|
|Martins Creek||PA||Northampton||1954, 1956||312 MW||3,007,000 tons||30,058 tons|
|Corette||MT||Yellowstone||1968||173 MW||1,498,000 tons||4,401 tons|
In 2006, PPL's 5 coal-fired power plants emitted 39.4 million tons of CO2 (0.65% of all U.S. CO2 emissions) and 272,000 tons of SO2 (1.81% of all U.S. SO2 emissions).
- James H. Miller, PPL, accessed December 2008.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
- Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
- Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.
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