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2014-04-30 16:24:24

FAIRMONT, W.Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison today jointly submitted a request to the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia for a rate increase of $96 million. The request was filed to move the costs currently being collected for the Harrison generation transaction to Mon Power's and Potomac Edison's permanent rates. Submitting this filing was part of the PSC's order approving the Harrison...

2014-04-29 12:24:46

AKRON, Ohio, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) will release first quarter 2014 earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 6. These results will be discussed by FirstEnergy management during a conference call with financial analysts at 1 p.m. EDT that day. A question-and-answer session will follow. Investors, customers and other interested parties are invited to listen to a live webcast of the call via FirstEnergy's Investor Information website,...

2014-04-25 16:21:39

AKRON, Ohio, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced today that a recently proposed surcharge associated with January's polar vortex will be waived for its residential customers. The one-time, $5 to $15 per customer surcharge would have appeared on customers' May, June or July bills. "It was a very difficult winter, particularly for residential customers, and hopefully waiving the surcharge will make it...

2014-04-21 08:21:49

AKRON, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Shippingport, Pa., shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, for scheduled refueling and maintenance. While the unit is off line, one-third of the reactor's 157 fuel assemblies will be replaced and numerous safety inspections will be conducted, including inspections of the unit's reactor...

2014-04-18 12:21:18

AKRON, Ohio, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Edison and Pennsylvania Power, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are conducting a training drill today to test and help streamline the companies' service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region. Designed to train employees assigned to storm outage duty on responses to major events, the drill will take place at Ohio Edison's Regional Dispatch Office in Akron, with participating...

2014-04-17 16:23:07

Work on Distribution and Transmission Systems Will Help Enhance Service Reliability for West Virginia Customers FAIRMONT, W.Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison have received authorization for a new tree trimming program to help lessen the frequency and duration of power outages associated with storms in their West Virginia service areas. The program was recently approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC)...

2014-04-17 12:24:37

AKRON, Ohio, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) was honored recently by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for delivering outstanding customer service to the company's major commercial customers. The award was presented during EEI's spring National Key Accounts Workshop, held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Votes were cast by customers from a wide variety of businesses, including national brands such as Best Buy, HealthSouth, Staples, Marriott Hotels, The...

2014-04-17 08:23:42

AKRON, Ohio, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and its 10 utility companies have been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility for the sixteenth straight year by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters. The award recognizes investor-owned and public utility companies - electric, gas and water - that promote the dual goals of dependable utility service and healthy trees along America's streets and...

2014-04-16 12:23:35

MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance customer service, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13 county service area. The new hires received comprehensive training before joining 125 meter readers currently on staff at JCP&L to record electrical usage on more than 1 million customers' meter. In addition, they can also be deployed as hazard...

2014-04-11 16:20:32

Rebuild Will Enhance Reliability, Allow Future Growth WILLIAMSPORT, Md., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is rebuilding a major 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Frederick County, Md., to enhance service reliability for existing customers and accommodate future electrical load growth in Maryland and West Virginia. The project will replace equipment that is more than 40 years old along a three-mile section of the...


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  • A spider.
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