William H. Spence was named president of PPL Corp. He had been executive vice president and COO since 2006. He will continue to serve as COO.
James H. Miller, PPL's president since 2005, will continue to serve as chairman and CEO, posts he has held since 2006.
Spence will oversee operations of the company's regulated utility operations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, PPL's competitive-market power plants in the Mid-Atlantic region and in Montana and the company's energy marketing organization.
Spence came to PPL from Pepco Holdings Inc. where he was president of Pepco's competitive generation and retail marketing businesses, which included Conectiv Energy and Pepco Energy Services.
He joined Delmarva Power in 1987 in the company's regulated gas business, where he held various positions before being named vice president of trading for Delmarva Power in 1996. Spence also served as senior vice president of Conectiv before being named president of the combined competitive-market businesses after Conectiv's merger with Pepco.
Prior to joining Delmarva Power, Spence held engineering positions at Algonquin Gas Transmission Co. and for the U.S. Geological Survey in Farmington, N.M.
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