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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 16:22:48

AKRON, Ohio, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony J. Alexander announced today during a speech to the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) that the company will donate $50,000 to provide scholarships to deserving students attending member institutions. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OFIC includes 34 member institutions representing nearly 100,000 students. For more than 60 years, the organization has been America's premier...

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...

2014-04-11 12:21:18

READING, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 15-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Met-Ed tree contractors have trimmed more than 600 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $14 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 2,300 miles...

2014-04-10 16:21:32

READING, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 31-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Penelec tree contractors have trimmed nearly 1,000 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $24 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 3,800 miles...

2014-04-08 12:23:28

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Government policies are jeopardizing the reliability and affordability of a service that is vital to the nation's economy, productivity and competitiveness, according to FirstEnergy President and CEO Anthony J. Alexander. Alexander spoke at today's U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21(st) Century Energy event in Washington, D.C. He said there are no easy choices, but he believes the nation can strike the right balance to ensure...