Plan ensures more stable long-term customer rates and preserves key Ohio power plants
FirstEnergy Corp.’s Ohio utilities announced on March 31, 2016, that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved, with certain modifications, Powering Ohio’s Progress, their proposed Electric Security Plan (ESP). The approved plan is the result of a comprehensive settlement reflecting the diverse interests and concerns of 17 signatories, including the PUCO Staff and parties that represent residential, low-income, commercial and industrial customers, as well as competitive energy suppliers, schools and organized labor.View Full Story
FirstEnergy has introduced a new branding campaign that demonstrates the company’s commitment to a cleaner energy future. “The Switch is On” campaign highlights FirstEnergy’s environmental achievements, its transition to cleaner energy sources, and a green energy electricity option from FirstEnergy Solutions for residential customers in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
“The Switch is On” campaign kicked off on February 7 and will run through July 2016. The campaign includes print advertisements in 17 newspapers and business journals, radio advertisements in 14 markets, and more than 50 billboards in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. In addition, digital advertisements will appear on more than 30 online news outlets as well as to targeted internet users.View Full Story
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced on December 8, 2015, that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a 20-year license extension for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, allowing the unit to operate until 2037.
The NRC's decision to renew Davis-Besse's license comes following extensive safety and environmental reviews, public meetings and comments. The plant's original license was set to expire on April 22, 2017, and FENOC submitted a license renewal application to the NRC in 2010. Davis-Besse is the 81st nuclear reactor in the United States to receive a license extension from the NRC.
Davis-Besse is capable of generating 908 megawatts, or enough electricity to power more than one million households. In addition, plant operations displace more than 7.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, approximately the same amount of carbon dioxide released by more than 1.4 million cars each year.View Full Story
FirstEnergy has launched a Scam and Fraud Information section on its website to help raise awareness of fraudulent activity and educate utility customers about these threats to their personal safety and security. The new site, available at www.firstenergycorp.com/scaminfo, describes known scams targeting utility customers, and provides tips and resources to help consumers identify fraudulent schemes.View Full Story
05/03/2016FirstEnergy Foundation Donates $30,000 to Stranahan Theater Capital Campaign
05/03/2016Mon Power Ratifies Five-Year Contract with IBEW Local 2357
Mon Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, announced today that it has ratified a new five-year contract agreement with employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2357.
05/02/2016FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Seek Changes to Rate Plan to Help Ensure Long-Term Price Stability for Ohio Customers
FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) Ohio utilities today asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to consider modifications to their recently approved Electric Security Plan (ESP IV) that would help protect customers from future retail price increases.
04/28/2016Jersey Central Power & Light Submits Rate Filing to Help Support Continued Service Reliability
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) today filed an electric rate plan with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) that supports and builds on the significant service reliability and customer service improvements made by the utility in recent years. This rate request is expected to benefit customers by sustaining ongoing tree trimming, inspections of lines, poles and substations, and maintenance for newly installed equipment that enhances and modernizes the electric system.
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