TOLEDO, Ohio, March 22, 2016 -- Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE), will conduct an emergency readiness exercise March 23 to review the company's storm restoration process. 

Nearly 40 company employees will participate in the drill that will be held at Toledo Edison's Distribution Control Center in Holland, Ohio.  Also observing the drill will be several City of Toledo officials.

"FirstEnergy's storm restoration process has been recognized numerous times by electric industry organizations over the years for its effectiveness, which is proof that these training exercises work," said Rich Sweeney, regional president of Toledo Edison.  "As the summer storm season approaches we want our customers to know our employees remain vigilant about enhancing service reliability."

A team of FirstEnergy and Toledo Edison employees has been preparing for months to run the drill, which will roughly follow the same time schedule and outage totals for an actual storm that occurred in the Toledo area in June of 2015. 

Toledo Edison serves more than 300,000 customers in northwest Ohio.  Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToledoEdison.

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.



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