Pennsylvania Power and Light won approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to transfer 1,260 additional acres of land to the Lancaster Conservancy for preservation and public use. The land is along the lower Susquehanna, both upstream and downstream from the company's Holtwood Dam and hydroelectric plant.
Previously, PPL transferred 320 acres for land preservation. That property was turned into the Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve, Pinnacle Outlook and Kelly's Run areas. The area is hilly and somewhat secluded, a green oasis between urban York and Lancaster.
PPL is planning a $438 million expansion of its hydroelectric facility at Holtwood.