FirstEnergy Solutions Offering Lowest Price on Electric Generation to AEP Ohio's (Ohio Power) Customers

Residents can save up to $100 over the term of the agreement without any changes to reliability or existing electric services

Sep 23, 2011, 16:35 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Residential customers of AEP Ohio (Ohio Power) can sign up now with Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions to lock in the lowest price on electric generation currently available in this utility's service area.  Residents who enroll will receive a fixed price of 6.47 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on electric generation through September 2013.  Over the 24-month term of the contract, an average residential customer using 1,000 kWh a month could save up to $100.

Customers can determine how much they can save each month through this offer by comparing 6.47 cents per kWh to their Price to Compare, which is located in the message section of their monthly electric bill.  The Price to Compare is the amount customers are charged when they purchase electric generation from AEP Ohio.

"Shopping for an electric generation supplier is one of the easiest ways to save money," said Julie Hextell, senior vice president of Retail Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions. "With this offer, we're encouraging residents in AEP Ohio's service area to compare their current generation rate to our low fixed price – and see how much they can save simply by signing up right now with FirstEnergy Solutions."

Residents who choose FirstEnergy Solutions as their electric generation supplier will continue to receive one bill and the same level of service from their electric utility company.  The utility will continue to deliver the electricity, maintain the poles and wires, and respond to power outages.

Residential customers interested in learning more about the FirstEnergy Solutions offer should contact the company at 1-800-771-2461 or online at  All that is needed is a current electric bill.  Discounts and savings for small commercial businesses are also available by visiting

FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving more than 1.5 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 comprise the nation's largest investor-owned electric system. Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and has a total generating capacity of approximately 23,000 megawatts.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.