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2014-07-30 16:23:56

FAIRMONT, W.Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is underway on a new FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) transmission substation in Doddridge County, West Virginia, to support the electric demands of the area's rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry and help enhance service reliability for Mon Power's customers in Doddridge and neighboring counties. As part of the construction process, crews recently completed the foundation work and erected steel structures at the new...

2014-07-30 16:23:53

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help prevent tree-related outages, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors trimmed trees in more than 60 communities in July. Under the guidance of JCP&L's foresters, tree contractors have trimmed about 2,000 miles of electric lines in northern and central New Jersey year-to-date, with an additional 1,500 miles expected to be completed by year end....

2014-07-29 16:22:08

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) will release second quarter 2014 earnings before markets open on Tuesday, August 5. 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,...

2014-07-24 12:23:19

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom has been awarded a contract worth approximately $30 million to supply a new 300 MVAr, 230 kV Static VAR Compensator (SVC)(([1])) system with long-term warranty for FirstEnergy Corporation's Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) unit. Alstom will design, manufacture, construct, install, test and commission the new SVC, to be located in West Wharton, New Jersey. The device will regulate transmission voltage to maintain and enhance...

2014-07-18 12:22:24

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Monmouth County. The work is part of JCP&L's previously announced plans to invest $251 million in 2014 on service reliability enhancements and other work, including its "Energizing the Future" transmission...

2014-07-17 16:22:01

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fayette County Cultural Trust announced today that the FirstEnergy Foundation plans to donate $100,000 to help fund economic development activities in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The grant - $25,000 per year over four years beginning in 2014 - will be used to help redevelop the Connellsville downtown area and provide assistance to local small businesses. "We greatly appreciate the generous support from the FirstEnergy Foundation,...

2014-07-16 12:22:55

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance customer service reliability, Toledo Edison, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, is using helicopters to conduct infrared "thermovision" inspections of high-voltage transmission lines in its western Ohio service area. "Inspections and preventative maintenance are important to helping assure service reliability," said Linda Moss, regional president of Toledo Edison. "These inspections provide...

2014-07-16 08:23:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year driven primarily by improvements in corporate citizenship and outage communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. However, the improvements in the electric utility industry are not keeping pace with those in a variety of other service industries....

2014-07-15 12:23:36

AKRON, Ohio, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable September 1, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2014. FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's...

2014-07-09 20:20:59

Free Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers Without Power MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) utility crews continue working to restore service to customers who remain without power after strong storms moved through its New Jersey service areas last night. Overall, more than 40,000 customers lost power due to the severe weather. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. this evening and lasting until tomorrow at noon, JCP&L...


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