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2014-05-23 12:22:14

Work Includes 2,600 Miles of Lines and Will Help Enhance Reliability WILLIAMSPORT, Md., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its service area in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Potomac Edison tree contractors have trimmed about 700 circuit miles of...

2014-05-22 16:22:01

SEC Advises Investors to "Exercise Extreme Caution" with Mini-Tender Offers AKRON, Ohio, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) received notification on May 21 of an unsolicited "mini-tender offer" by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of FirstEnergy common stock, or approximately 0.71 percent of the outstanding shares, at $30.15 per share. TRC Capital's offer is below the current market price for FirstEnergy common stock. FirstEnergy does...

2014-05-20 08:24:32

Shareholders Re-elect Directors; Consider Company and Shareholder Proposals AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today announced preliminary voting results from its 2014 annual meeting. Each of the 14 nominees to the company's Board of Directors received at least 95 percent of the shares voted. Company proposals to ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm and approve an advisory vote on named executive...

2014-05-16 12:23:41

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) employees recently conducted a training drill to further improve the company's service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region. As part of the training, JCP&L tested its Incident Command System (ICS) plan in response to mock "Hurricane Sigma." ICS is a nationally recognized and accepted emergency management process used by all levels of...

2014-05-13 16:23:09

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is warning customers about a long-running, nation-wide utility scam that is again being reported in New Jersey involving a caller posing as an electric company employee threatening to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot card. These pre-paid cards typically are available at convenience stores and drug stores and can be used by consumers to...

2014-05-13 12:25:27

Work Includes 4,500 Miles of Lines and Will Help Enhance Reliability GREENSBURG, Pa., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 24-county service area in central and western Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, West Penn Power tree contractors have trimmed more than 1,600 circuit miles of electric lines...

2014-05-12 16:23:36

AKRON, Ohio, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) mobile-optimized website and smartphone app have been recognized among the top performers in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power. In the 2014 Utility Website Evaluation Study, FirstEnergy received the third-highest score for overall satisfaction among customers when the company's website is viewed from a mobile device. FirstEnergy's mobile website and smartphone app for Apple® iPhone®...

2014-05-12 12:22:51

READING, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), will conduct a training drill on May 15, 2014, to test and further improve the company's service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region. Nearly 50 employees will perform their storm restoration responsibilities at Penelec's Regional Dispatch Office in Erie and at multiple company service centers throughout...

2014-05-09 12:22:49

AKRON, Ohio, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) employees ran bake sales, held pizza lunches, put together office salad bars and participated in other fund-raising activities as part of the company's successful 2014 Harvest for Hunger campaign, contributing the equivalent of more than 2.2 million meals to food banks and other charities across six states where employees live and work. "Once again this year, our employees have demonstrated creativity, compassion...

2014-05-08 16:29:34

AKRON, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, returned to service today following refueling and installation of two new steam generators. The outage began on February 1, 2014. The 900-megawatt Davis-Besse unit began producing electricity at 12:20 p.m. today. The plant, currently operating at 20 percent power, is expected to...


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