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FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities File Settlement Agreement in Electric Security Plan

Joint Stipulation Demonstrates Broad Support from Diverse Parties

FirstEnergy Corp.'s Ohio utilities filed a joint stipulation agreement on December 22, 2014, demonstrating broad support for Powering Ohio's Progress, their proposed Electric Security Plan (ESP) currently pending before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

The proposed stipulation reflects the diverse interests and concerns of 15 signatories, including parties that represent residential, commercial, industrial and low-income customers, as well as organized labor and schools.  The agreement supports FirstEnergy's proposed ESP that outlines plans for its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison – to provide electric service to customers for a three-year period from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2019. 

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Tony Alexander Elected Executive Chairman of FirstEnergy Corp.; Chuck Jones Elected President and CEO

On December 16, 2014, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that its Board of Directors elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective January 1, 2015.  He will be succeeded as president and chief executive officer by Charles E. Jones, 59, who also was elected to the company's Board of Directors. Jones most recently served as executive vice president and president, FirstEnergy Utilities.  George M. Smart, currently chairman of the FirstEnergy Board of Directors, will be lead independent director during the transition period.

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Comprehensive Settlement Achieved on Mon Power and Potomac Edison Rate Case

FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison announce on November 3, 2014, the filing of a settlement agreement with the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia.  The agreement was reached with the PSC staff, the state's Consumer Advocate Division, the West Virginia Energy Users Group and Wal-Mart.

The settlement agreement includes recovery of expenses associated with storm repairs from the 2012 Derecho and Hurricane Sandy, increased operating and environmental compliance investments at coal-fired power plants, and service reliability enhancements to the distribution system, including a more extensive tree trimming program to help limit power outages.

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FirstEnergy Reinstates Power Systems Institute

Training Program for Future Utility Workers

FirstEnergy Corp.'s award-winning Power Systems Institute (PSI) is being reinstated as the company looks to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers. 

PSI is a two-year program that combines hands-on utility skills with technical coursework.  Program graduates will earn an Associate of Technical Studies degree with a focus on electric power utility technology. 

FirstEnergy originally introduced PSI in 2000 as a way to help replace retiring line workers.  Programs were established at colleges throughout the company's six-state service area.  With the economic downturn, in 2011 most of the PSI programs were placed on hold because projected hiring needs did not support bringing in new students.  As future workforce needs at FirstEnergy were re-evaluated, the decision was made to reinstate the PSI program, targeting a fall of 2015 enrollment class.

For more information, including a list of partner colleges, visit FirstEnergy's PSI page at www.firstenergycorp.com/psi.

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  • 04/17/2015

    Potomac Edison Installing New Conductors on Transmission Lines in West Virginia and Virginia to Enhance Reliability

    Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is installing new conductors on three 138,000-volt transmission lines in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and neighboring Clarke County, Virginia. The $6 million project is expected to increase the electrical capacity of the lines, enhance service reliability to existing customers and help handle future electrical load growth in the area.

  • 04/14/2015

    Mon Power's 2015 Tree Trimming Program Underway

    Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to work its enhanced tree trimming program approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia last year to help lessen the frequency and duration of power outages associated with storms.

  • 04/14/2015

    West Penn Power's 2015 Tree Trimming Program Underway

    West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 24-county service area in central and western Pennsylvania.  These activities help maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help protect against tree-related outages.

  • 04/14/2015

    Penelec's 2015 Tree Trimming Program Underway

    Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 31-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. 

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Last Modified: April 16, 2015