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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...

2014-05-06 08:25:31

Revises 2014 Earnings Guidance AKRON, Ohio, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today announced first quarter 2014 basic operating (non-GAAP) earnings* of $0.39 per share of common stock. These results exclude the impact of the special items listed below. This compares to basic operating (non-GAAP) earnings of $0.76 per share of common stock in the first quarter of 2013. On a GAAP basis, the company reported basic earnings of $0.50 per share of common stock...

2014-05-05 12:23:36

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance customer service reliability, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is installing a massive new circuit breaker and transformer as part of a $1.2 million upgrade project at its Manalapan Substation. The 230 kilovolt (kV) circuit breaker, measuring 15 feet tall and weighing about 5 tons, will help limit the frequency and duration of power outages and meet the increased demand for electricity...

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,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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