James H. Miller

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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.[1]

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.[1]

Miller received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and served in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine program.[1]


Miller is a member of the following boards:[1]

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.[2]

Existing coal-fired power plants

PPL owned 13 coal-fired generating stations in 2005, with 5,982 MW of capacity. Here is a list of PPL's coal power plants:[2][3][4]

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).



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James H. Miller, PPL, accessed December 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
  3. Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
  4. Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.

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