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2014-09-04 12:22:38

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland educators are reminded to apply for FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) education grants for the 2014-2015 school year by September 19, 2014. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10...

2014-09-03 12:23:04

READING, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power) is offering low-income customers an opportunity to make their homes efficient and save money on their electric bills by enrolling in the WARM energy conservation program. The WARM program is available to both homeowners and renters and includes an in-home energy evaluation, a specialized energy savings plan, and energy-saving items installed in a customer's home. In addition, depending on their electrical...

2014-08-26 16:22:22

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Ohio Edison crews have replaced or repaired more than 530 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. Overall, Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), expects to spend approximately $8 million in 2014 to inspect more than 59,000 of its 561,000 wooden poles for signs of wear, insect infestation, or damage from a car accident. A...

2014-08-26 16:22:20

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company (CEI) crews have replaced or repaired more than 830 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. Overall, CEI, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has budgeted more than $6.8 million in 2014 to inspect more than 45,000 of its almost 400,000 wooden poles for signs of wear, insect infestation, or damage...

2014-08-26 16:22:18

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Toledo Edison crews have replaced or repaired almost 350 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. Overall, Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), expects to spend more than $550,000 in 2014 inspecting more than 22,500 of its 240,000 poles for signs of wear, insect infestation, or damage from a car accident. A standard...

2014-08-25 12:21:42

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Potomac Edison crews have replaced or repaired about 1,000 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. Overall, Potomac Edison expects to spend approximately $2.1 million in 2014 inspecting more than 23,000 of its nearly 400,000 wood poles for signs of wear, insect infestation, or damage from a car accident. A standard 40-foot wooden...

2014-08-20 16:22:02

READING, Pa., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its system, Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) crews have replaced or repaired nearly 600 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. Overall, Penelec, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, expects to inspect more than 41,100 of its 493,339 wooden poles in 2014 for signs of wear, insect infestation or damage from a car accident. A standard 40-foot wooden...

2014-08-20 16:21:59

READING, Pa., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its system, Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) crews have replaced or repaired about 145 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. Overall, Met-Ed, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, expects to inspect more than 28,400 of its 342,080 wooden poles in 2014 for signs of wear, insect infestation or damage from a car accident. A standard 40-foot wooden distribution pole...

2014-08-14 16:22:54

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $2 million substation upgrade in Wrightstown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Burlington County. The upgrade included installing two five ton, 230 kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers and connecting them to existing substation equipment. The new circuit breakers provide greater operational flexibility and resiliency for the...

2014-08-07 16:21:55

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is offering education grants for creative classroom projects planned for the 2014-2015 school year. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for teacher professional-development initiatives and creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in...


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