New Apps Help Crews Save Time When Assessing and Reporting Damage to System
Crews from FirstEnergy's 10 utilities are now using smartphones and laptop computers to more efficiently assess damage to the electrical system and help expedite power restoration efforts in the wake of major storm events.
When severe weather causes power outages, utility personnel make it a priority to identify and address safety issues, such as downed wires and other hazards, as well as conducting an initial assessment of the damage to send back to dispatchers.
To help expedite this process, FirstEnergy has developed two new apps that employees can use on mobile devices to automatically enter damage information into the company's outage management system.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
Company announces preliminary results from 2015 annual meeting
FirstEnergy Corp President and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Jones told shareholders on May 19 that the company is focused on meeting the energy needs of its customers.
"Our industry continues to change at a rapid pace," Jones said. "But our mission remains the same – producing and delivering safe, reliable, clean and affordable electricity to the customers we are privileged to serve. Those customers count on our product...to bring greater comfort, convenience, safety and productivity to their everyday lives."
Jones discussed the company's focus on regulated growth, including the efforts to ensure reliable service to distribution customers, and the company's Energizing the Future transmission investment program.View Full Story
10/08/2015FirstEnergy Again Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) remains among the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development, according to Site Selection magazine. This marks the twelfth time in the past 14 years the company has received this honor.
10/06/2015Work to Begin on New FirstEnergy Transmission Substation to Support West Virginia Shale Gas Industry
Final design and preliminary site work is underway for a new FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) substation near Smithfield, W.Va., to help meet increased electrical usage in the area's rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry. The project also is expected to enhance service reliability for more than 6,000 Mon Power customers in Wetzel, Marion and Tyler counties.
10/02/2015MEDIA ADVISORY - JCP&L to Hold News Conference to Discuss Preparation for Hurricane Joaquin
JCP&L to Hold News Conference to Discuss Preparation for Hurricane Joaquin
10/01/2015JCP&L Continues Preparations for Hurricane Joaquin, Offers Resources to Help Customers Stay Informed
Jersey Central Power & Light continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Joaquin and make aggressive preparations to help minimize the number and duration of outages if the storm brings high winds and flooding to the utility's northern and central New Jersey service territory early next week.
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