AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions announced today that Art's Lawnmower Repair in Hamilton, Ohio, is a winner in the FirstEnergy Solutions Thanks a Million giveaway, an opportunity for residents and businesses throughout Ohio to win cash prizes and secure a low electric generation price for four or seven years. All eligible Ohio residents and businesses that enrolled in a FirstEnergy Solutions electric generation offer between August 1, 2012, and October 31, 2012, were automatically entered into the giveaway.
"Winning this prize is extremely exciting. I'm very thankful to FirstEnergy Solutions for having held this sweepstakes," said Walter Sauerwein. "We have plans to go after additional jobs this year that will require capital investments. This award will help fund those while allowing us to breathe easier during this uncertain time. Offering competitive multi-year rates and enriching the lives of individuals, schools and businesses illustrates the value FirstEnergy Solutions brings to Ohio."
"As an Ohio-based company, FirstEnergy Solutions is committed to helping ensure the people and businesses in this state continue to thrive, which is why we created our Thanks a Million giveaway," said Trent Smith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions.
FirstEnergy Solutions is also making long-term fixed price offers available to residents and businesses interested in locking in an electric generation price for four or seven years.
"Our PriceControl offers are a great opportunity for residents and businesses to take advantage of today's historically low prices in the energy market," said Smith. "And by locking in a low fixed price for four or seven years, customers could potentially see considerable savings over the long term."
Ohio residents and businesses can sign up to receive 6.99 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on electric generation until 2019, or 6.49 cents per kWh until 2016. To enroll or for more information, residents can call 1-855-849-2645 or go online to www.fes.com/pricecontrolohio.com.
Through this campaign, eight businesses are winning $50,000 each, eight residents are winning $25,000 each, and FirstEnergy Solutions is giving $50,000 to each residential winner's local school district to use however they see fit.
FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving two million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company 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 Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.