A Pennsylvania utility says it's eliminating 450 jobs as part of cost-cutting stemming from a planned spinoff of its competitive generation business.
Allentown-based PPL Corporation on Tuesday said severance packages and existing vacancies will keep the number of layoffs under 200.
PPL disclosed the planned job reduction in a third-quarter earnings report.
The company reported third-quarter earnings of $497 million, or 74 cents per share, an increase from $410 million, or 62 cents per share, a year ago.
PPL and Riverstone Holdings are combining their competitive generation businesses to form Pennsylvania-based, publicly traded Talen Energy.
PPL owns 12 generating plants with a generating capacity of nearly 10,000 megawatts. Riverstone's 15 facilities produce 5,325 megawatts.
PPL says it expects the spinoff to close in the first half of next year.