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2012-06-13 10:20:56

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart grid in Washington, DC, the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) released today its annual nationwide review of state policy developments. The Report, "Demand Response & Smart Grid--State Legislative and Regulatory Policy Action Review: July 2011 - May 2012," is ADS's annual overview of state regulatory and legislative policy activity...

2012-06-13 06:21:05

AKRON, Ohio, June 13, 2012 /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 early today following a May 6, 2012, shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The 908-megawatt Davis-Besse unit began producing electricity at 3:37 a.m. and is currently operating at approximately 30 percent power. The unit is expected to reach full power this week....

2012-05-30 10:21:27

AKRON, Ohio, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A decision today by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will allow AEP Ohio to effectively continue to block the vast majority of its retail electric customers from receiving lower electric prices available from suppliers in the competitive market. "With today's ruling, AEP Ohio becomes the only utility in the state with permission to effectively restrict any of its customers from obtaining lower market based capacity prices that are at...

2012-05-29 06:21:33

AKRON, Ohio, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has announced plans to build a series of transmission projects to help enhance service reliability across its five-state service area. The projects have been approved by PJM Interconnection (PJM), the regional transmission organization that oversees reliability in all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia. FirstEnergy's "Energizing the Future" initiative will include transmission projects - new or rebuilt...

2012-05-23 06:22:02

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the grid operator serving 60 million people, expects to have adequate electricity resources available this summer to handle high electricity demand associated with heavy air conditioning use on hot days. The peak demand for electricity this summer is forecast to reach 153,780 megawatts (MW), assuming normal temperatures, compared to PJM's all-time peak demand of 163,760 MW set during record heat. PJM has 10,230 MW of demand...

2012-05-22 06:21:35

READING, Pa., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) will consolidate its service operations to increase efficiency and to enhance response times in the utility's Altoona, Ebensburg, Bedford and Huntingdon areas. The consolidation is expected to be completed this fall. Central to the new configuration will be the Altoona Service Center, where employees will be relocated from Penelec facilities slated to close in...

2012-05-18 10:23:51

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With an unprecedented amount of electric generation retiring within the next three years, PJM Interconnection's capacity market secured record amounts of new generation, demand resources and energy efficiency to keep the grid reliable. PJM today announced the results of its capacity market, the annual Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) auction, for resources to meet power supply needs between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. The RPM auction...

2012-05-17 10:21:59

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PJM Interconnection Board today approved nearly $2 billion in electric transmission upgrades that will maintain reliable electric power supplies in the wake of recently announced power plant retirements. The PJM region includes 60 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Since November, generation owners in PJM have announced plans to retire nearly 14,000 megawatts (MW) of generation between May 2012 and the end of 2015 -...

2012-05-17 06:22:07

EAGLEVILLE, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection's wholesale electric energy and capacity markets produced competitive results during the first three months of 2012, according to the 2012 Quarterly State of the Market Report: January through March, released today by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the Independent Market Monitor for PJM. The Independent Market Monitor, Joseph Bowring, announced findings of the report today. The report is the Independent Market Monitor's quarterly...

2012-05-17 06:22:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The PJM Interconnection Members Committee today elected Sarah S. Rogers to the PJM Board of Managers. Rogers fills the vacancy arising from the retirement of Lynn W. Eury, who, as an original Board member in 1997, served for 15 years. Rogers contributes her strong industry knowledge as CEO of Florida Reliability Coordinating Council and her previous experience with Progress Energy, including her last position there as the Vice President for...