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Dec 16, 2015, 14:34 ET Holiday Lighting Safety Reminder from FirstEnergy

 Ah, the magic twinkling of Christmas lights, a cornerstone of holiday memories for children of all ages, and a tradition that reaches back to...


Jan 06, 2014, 15:03 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Prepare for Extreme Cold

 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia are prepared for the sustained sub-zero...


Nov 01, 2013, 21:23 ET West Penn Power Makes Free Water and Ice Available to Customers without Power

 West Penn Power customers who lost power as a result of severe overnight weather in southwestern Pennsylvania can receive one bag of ice and...


Apr 30, 2013, 14:58 ET Reward Offered For Ohio's Oldest Working Refrigerator

 FirstEnergy's (NYSE: FE) Ohio utilities are joining forces with other utilities throughout the state to launch Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator...


Feb 11, 2013, 10:19 ET Local Resident and School District Selected as Winners in the FirstEnergy Solutions Thanks a Million Giveaway

FirstEnergy Solutions announced the final winners of its Thanks a Million giveaway, an opportunity for residents and businesses throughout Ohio to...


Feb 08, 2013, 13:40 ET Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power Apps Can Be Used to Report Service Interruptions Caused By Nor'easter

 If the wet, heavy snow and strong winds from the nor'easter cause power interruptions, mobile optimized websites and new mobile apps for...


Dec 26, 2012, 13:47 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Prepared for Winter Storm

 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) crews are prepared and ready to respond to any outages caused by a severe winter storm forecast across most of its...


Nov 11, 2012, 09:01 ET Jersey Central Power & Light Restores Service to 99 Percent of Customers Affected By Hurricane Sandy

 Jersey Central Power & Light has restored service to 99 percent of customers affected by Hurricane Sandy and the recent nor'easter, the...


Nov 09, 2012, 13:08 ET Service to Majority of Jersey Central Power & Light Customers to Be Restored by Saturday

 More than 14,500 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) professionals, outside contractors and utility workers are restoring service to Jersey Central Power...


Nov 06, 2012, 15:43 ET JCP&L Restores Service to More Than 900,000 Customers Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has restored power to more than 900,000 of the 1.2 million JCP&L customers affected by Hurricane...


Nov 06, 2012, 14:08 ET Cooperative Effort Between Cleveland Public Power and The Illuminating Company Benefited Customers Affected by Hurricane Sandy

 While Hurricane Sandy caused more than 88,500 residents in the City of Cleveland to lose power, the restoration process was greatly enhanced...


Oct 31, 2012, 19:59 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Continue Round-the-Clock Restoration Efforts for Customers Affected by Hurricane Sandy

 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities have restored service to more than 820,000 of the 2.2 million customers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio,...


Oct 31, 2012, 09:44 ET Met-Ed Makes Water and Ice Available to Customers

 Met-Ed customers who lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy can receive one bag of ice and two gallons of water at no charge at any Giant...


Oct 28, 2012, 19:20 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Prepare for High Winds, Heavy Rain, Flooding and Snow Related to Hurricane Sandy

 As Hurricane Sandy moves up the East Coast, FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Metropolitan Edison...


Oct 27, 2012, 12:00 ET FirstEnergy Encourages Customers to Prepare for Severe Storm

 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Penelec, Met-Ed, West Penn Power, Potomac Edison and Mon Power...


Oct 25, 2012, 16:27 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Prepare for Hurricane Sandy, Severe Weather

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Penelec, Met-Ed, West Penn Power and Potomac Edison are preparing...


Oct 19, 2012, 13:18 ET Local Resident and School District Selected as Winners in the FirstEnergy Solutions Thanks a Million Giveaway

 FirstEnergy Solutions announced its first round of winners that were randomly selected on October 8, 2012, as part of its Thanks a Million...


Jul 03, 2012, 15:04 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Have Restored More Than 433,000 Customers Affected by Damaging Summer Storm

 An army of nearly 5,700 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) employees, contractors, and outside utility workers continue around-the-clock efforts that have...


Jul 02, 2012, 16:47 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Continue Round-the-Clock Restoration Efforts for Customers Affected by Damaging Storm

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities have restored service to more than 350,000 of the 566,000 customers in West Virginia, Maryland, western...


Jul 01, 2012, 15:06 ET FirstEnergy Utilities Restore Service to 314,000 of 566,000 Customers Affected by Damaging Thunderstorm

 More than 3,200 employees from Mon Power, Potomac Edison, West Penn Power, Ohio Edison and other FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities, assisted by...


Apr 23, 2012, 21:17 ET FirstEnergy Snowstorm Outage Update

 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) crews continue to restore service to customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio who lost power due to the...


Apr 18, 2012, 09:51 ET FirstEnergy Names Marlene Barwood Assistant Controller, FirstEnergy Utilities

 FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) today announced that Marlene Barwood has been named assistant Controller, FirstEnergy Utilities.  In this role,...


Feb 13, 2012, 11:16 ET FirstEnergy Names Carl Bridenbaugh Vice President of Transmission

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) today announced that Carl J. Bridenbaugh, formerly director of Transmission Planning and Support, has been named vice...


Feb 10, 2012, 13:24 ET JCP&L Agrees to Implement Morristown Underground Network Improvements

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has agreed to implement the recommendations in a report on the Morristown underground...


Dec 16, 2011, 09:50 ET Holiday Lighting Safety Reminder from FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is urging customers to make a list and check it twice to ensure their outdoor and indoor holiday lights and decorations...