EDS has renewed its relationship with PPL Corporation, one of the nation’s largest energy providers. The companies signed a 10-year, $135 million information technology services agreement, continuing a relationship that began in 1994.
“EDS has developed a solid understanding of our culture and our vision for the future,” said Mike Hill, PPL vice president of Information Services. “They understand our mission and provide the world-class service delivery we need for the competitive world energy environment.”
Since 1994, EDS has helped PPL move from mainframe computing into a client/server environment. EDS will continue to support PPL’s infrastructure, network and associated applications.
“PPL showcases the critical role IT can play in a company’s success,” said Ian Miller, president, EDS Energy Industries Group. “Five years ago this company saw the need to move from mainframe computing into a distributed environment to compete in a rapidly changing marketplace. Today PPL can move seamlessly into the digital realm because of decisions and commitments they made then.”
“We look forward to continuing and growing this relationship for the benefit of our customers, stockholders and employees,” commented Charles Ansley, president, EDS Information Solutions, US.
Based in Allentown, Pa., PPL is a Fortune 500® company that delivers electricity and natural gas to more than 1.3 million customers in Pennsylvania; markets energy in 43 US states and Canada; provides energy services for businesses in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S.; generates electricity at power plants in Pennsylvania, Maine and Montana; delivers electricity to 1.4 million customers in southwest Britain; and delivers electricity to more than 800,000 customers in Chile, Bolivia and El Salvador.
EDS provides e-business and information technology services to 9,000 business and government clients in about 50 countries around the world. Having founded the IT services industry more than 35 years ago, EDS delivers management consulting, electronic business solutions, business process management, and systems and technology expertise to clients in the digital economy. The company works in a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy and chemicals, financial services, government, healthcare, products and retailing, and travel and transportation. EDS reported revenues of $18.5 billion in 1999.