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
11/24/2015FirstEnergy's Power Plants Prepared to Operate Reliably Through Winter Weather
Fifteen generating stations owned by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia today have completed comprehensive preventive maintenance work to help ensure they are well-prepared to deliver reliable operations throughout winter, when electricity demand is higher due to increased heating needs.
11/19/2015JCP&L Continues Circuit Upgrades to Enhance Service Reliability
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed upgrades to enhance service reliability on 31 circuits serving nearly 50,000 customers across its service area. For 2015, nearly $6 million has been budgeted for the circuit upgrade program, with 73 of 90 circuits being completed. The remaining 17 circuits are expected to be completed by year-end.
11/18/2015FirstEnergy Names Brian Paganie External Affairs Manager for Clearfield and Dubois Areas of Pennsylvania
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has named Brian Paganie the new external affairs manager for the Clearfield and Dubois areas of its Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) utility. He replaces John Shimko, who has retired.
11/16/2015West Penn Power Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
The leaves have fallen, and West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is preparing for winter weather by completing inspections and conducting maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment across its service area.
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