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2011-01-17 16:21:00

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James H. Lash of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been promoted to president, FirstEnergy Generation for Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). Lash, who is currently president and chief nuclear officer for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), will assume his new position following completion of the proposed merger of FirstEnergy and Allegheny Energy (NYSE: AYE). In addition, he will remain the chief nuclear officer for the company....

2010-11-04 07:23:00

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station Unit 1, located in Shippingport, Pa., returned to service today following an October 2 shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The 911-megawatt plant is currently operating at 24 percent power and is expected to reach full power in the next several days. Unit 1 began producing electricity at 4:49 a.m....

2010-10-02 07:23:00

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, shut down earlier today for scheduled refueling and maintenance. While off line, 60 out of the 157 fuel assemblies will be exchanged and safety inspections conducted. As part of the process, one of three reactor coolant pump motors will be replaced for added...

2010-08-30 14:03:00

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced today that it had submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for renewal of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station operating license. The 908-megawatt plant located in Oak Harbor, Ohio, is licensed to operate until 2017. If approved, license renewal would extend operations for an additional 20 years, until 2037....

2010-06-29 07:49:00

OAK HARBOR, Ohio, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) announced today that the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, returned to service on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, following a scheduled refueling outage. The outage began on February 28, 2010, and included work to modify a number of control rod drive nozzles to ensure their structural integrity and continued safe and reliable plant operations. FENOC is a subsidiary of...

2010-06-21 14:56:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced today plans to accelerate the replacement of the reactor head at the company's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. FENOC plans to shut down the 908-megawatt unit in the fall of 2011 to install the new reactor head. The project was originally scheduled for 2014. Davis-Besse is currently preparing for restart following a...

2010-05-03 16:21:00

OAK HARBOR, Ohio, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inspection of control rod drive mechanism nozzles at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, was completed this past weekend. Initial testing in March of the 69 nozzles penetrating the reactor head identified 16 requiring modification. Additional testing on the nozzles began late last week and has identified 8 additional nozzles requiring modification. As a result, a total of 24 nozzles will be modified before the...

2010-04-12 13:31:00

AKRON, Ohio, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today announced that James H. Lash, senior vice president of Operations, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), has been named president and chief nuclear officer of FENOC. Lash succeeds Joseph J. Hagan who has elected to retire on May 1, 2010, after a 40-year career in the nuclear industry. As part of the executive changes, Peter P. Sena III, vice president of Operations, will replace Lash as senior...

2010-04-06 11:45:00

OAK HARBOR, Ohio, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Modifications to control rod drive mechanism nozzles at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, began late last week. A team of 80 contract engineers and technicians is using industry-proven methods, including robotic welding, to make modifications to 16 of the 69 nozzles on the reactor head. The process involves removing the lower half of each affected nozzle and re-welding the remaining section to provide...

2010-02-28 07:18:00

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, located in Oak Harbor, Ohio, shut down earlier today for scheduled refueling and maintenance work. During the outage, 76 of the 177 fuel assemblies will be exchanged and safety inspections will be conducted. As part of the process, three large pump motors will be replaced to improve reliability and...


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