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2014-10-20 12:24:11

Platform will be used to share updates during major weather events, as well as energy, electrical safety and community information READING, Pa., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) is expanding its social media presence with the launch of its Facebook page. The new page builds on the company's successful Twitter account, @Penelec, to provide customers with important information related to their electric service. "Social media has become a vital part of...

2014-10-17 12:24:44

Power Systems Institute Will Train Students to Work on Power Lines and in Substations TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is partnering with Owens Community College to reinstate its award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers. The Power Systems Institute is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills at a Toledo Edison training facility with technical...

2014-10-16 12:23:21

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) learned on Wednesday, October 15, that the second nurse who helped care for the Ebola victim in Dallas - and was later diagnosed with the virus - visited with one Akron-area employee of the company during her stay in Northeast Ohio. The employee was notified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A second employee has self-identified as possibly having contact. These two employees do not have direct contact...

2014-10-15 16:23:40

More than 6,000 Customers Will Benefit from Project, Including Snowshoe Mountain Resort Area FAIRMONT, W.Va., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is installing new automated switching equipment on a 47-mile, 69,000 volt transmission line serving nearly 6,000 customers in the Marlinton and Snowshoe Mountain Resort areas of Pocahontas County. The work is expected to...

2014-10-14 08:25:32

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing inspection efforts, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is using thermographic cameras to capture infrared images that can detect certain potential problems on wires and other equipment that might not be apparent during regular, visual inspections. By identifying these "hot spots," maintenance and repairs can be conducted prior to a power outage occurring. To date, thermographic inspections have been...

2014-10-09 12:24:09

Project Will Enhance Service Reliability, Support Future Growth TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is building a new 48-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line that will enhance service reliability in the Toledo Edison service area. The $32 million project also is designed to accommodate future electrical load growth and is expected to be completed by June 2015. FirstEnergy is using helicopters to string the new line between existing transmission...

2014-09-30 16:22:25

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) utilities are warning customers about a scam involving a telephone caller posing as a utility 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. Scams involving callers asking for utility bill payment via Green Dot cards have been reported by customers in all of FirstEnergy's service areas from Ohio to New Jersey, which include:...

2014-09-26 08:22:24

GREENSBURG, Pa., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, has completed a significant substation upgrade near Ryerson Station to help enhance customer service reliability in Greene County, Pa., and help support the electricity demand of local coal mines. The project included installing a new 73-ton transformer that converts power from 138-kilovolts (kV) to 25-kV as it moves along the transmission system to serve customers. The new unit...

2014-09-24 12:24:18

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to purchase 48,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Certificates (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period on behalf of three of FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities - Pennsylvania Power Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Metropolitan Edison Company. The RFP process will be conducted by The Brattle Group and will take place in October and...

2014-09-23 12:24:12

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed upgrades on 16 major circuits serving more than 30,000 customers in the counties of Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. The work is part of the company's effort to use advanced technology to help enhance service reliability to customers. The upgrades included installing more resilient polymer fuses, adding larger 10-foot cross-arms to...


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