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2014-01-31 16:22:02

Reliability maintained despite extreme weather conditions VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, experienced one of its biggest weather challenges during the month of January. In its nearly 87-year history, this January's prolonged cold was record-breaking. Eight of the 10 highest winter demands for electricity ever recorded in the PJM region...

2014-01-28 16:21:11

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers brace for considerably higher electric bills in the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance called for legislative hearings to investigate the reasons for the supply shortages that are causing prices to spike. Last week PJM Interconnection, which operates the regional power grid, asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for emergency approval to exceed a $1,000 per megawatt-hour price cap on the suddenly needed...

2014-01-27 16:21:43

Another round of frigid weather pushes electricity use higher NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to another round of frigid temperatures and increased electric demand, PSE&G customers are asked to conserve electricity, if health permits, on Tuesday, especially from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120830/MM62627LOGO) The conservation request is being made to electric utilities throughout the region by PJM Interconnection,...

2014-01-27 16:21:06

Record-breaking electricity use possible tomorrow due to extreme cold weather VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is asking consumers to conserve electricity on Tuesday. The call for conservation is prompted by another wave of frigid weather that will push up the demand for electricity. The request is being made throughout the entire area served by PJM....

2014-01-27 08:21:19

- Fourth-quarter earnings $0.71 per share GAAP and $0.60 per share operating COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER Preliminary, unaudited results Fourth quarter ended Year-to-date ended Dec. Dec. 31...

2014-01-23 16:21:12

Cold Weather Continues to Push Electricity Use Higher VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, has requested the public in the BGE and Pepco regions to conserve electricity today and Friday. The call for conservation was prompted by continuing frigid weather increasing the demand for electricity and placing stress on generating resources. PJM asks consumers to...

2014-01-23 08:24:08

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today the election of several individuals to its Board of Directors. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and other stakeholders. It includes as members companies and organizations, as well as individuals, who work in or are interested in the...

2014-01-14 16:21:10

$151 Million Spent Last Year to Expand and Strengthen Electric System in Northeast Ohio AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) spent approximately $151 million on service reliability upgrades in its Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company (CEI) northeast Ohio service territory in 2013. The work included completing a new transmission line, installing smart grid technology, rebuilding and upgrading circuits and inspecting and replacing utility poles. "The...

2014-01-10 16:20:43

$246 Million Spent Last Year to Expand and Strengthen Electric System AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed approximately $246 million in scheduled reliability enhancement projects for 2013, including constructing three new substations, rebuilding and upgrading circuits, inspecting and replacing utility poles and continuing vegetation management programs. One of the key projects was completing the new Black River...

2014-01-08 12:23:53

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the electric grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, has ended its special request for the public to conserve electricity. The call to reduce electricity use was prompted by the intense cold weather. The request to reduce electricity use had applied to the entire region served by PJM. "Our thanks go to all of the consumers who heeded our call yesterday to conserve...


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