Contractors are busy clearing way for a new PPL substation along SR54 between Nesquehoning and Lansford. Contractors at the site said they were preparing the land for a large PPL substation. No information was available from PPL. Substations are a source of power supply for a community. The facilities tap into nearby electric transmission lines and convert the power to lower voltage for local distribution. The facilities generally feature large circuit breakers, transformers and controls for power distribution. The facilities allow PPL to provide additional electric supply to a growing area and enhance reliability. The company operates about 400 electric substations currently across its service area. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation that provides electricity delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania.