AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions announced today that Calvert Catholic Schools in Tiffin, 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.
"Choosing FirstEnergy Solutions as the electric supplier for our facilities was a no-brainer," said Hank Elchert, Calvert Catholic Schools superintendent. "And winning this prize money is an amazing opportunity − we could use it to help fund our energy efficient lighting project that is underway or it could be devoted to our tuition assistance program, which will allow even more children to benefit from a Catholic education."
"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.
In total, eight businesses will win $50,000 each, eight residents will win $25,000 each, and FirstEnergy Solutions will give $50,000 to each residential winner's local school district to use however they see fit.
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.
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.
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