AKRON, Ohio, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions announced the final winners of its 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.
Through this campaign, which ran from August 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012, eight businesses have won $50,000 each, eight residential winners have won $25,000 each, and FirstEnergy Solutions has given $50,000 to each residential winner's local school district to use for an under-funded program, supplies or however they see fit.
Michael Travis of Powell, Ohio, was a residential winner. "My wife and I are really excited about our winnings, and we're looking forward to seeing the Dublin schools receive their winnings too!" said Travis. "I'm glad I did my research and signed up for FirstEnergy Solutions' long-term offer."
"The Dublin City Schools are so appreciative of this $50,000 donation from FirstEnergy Solutions through their Thanks a Million giveaway," said Treasurer Steve Osborne. "In a time of diminishing revenues and stretched budgets, every dollar we receive is helpful in providing opportunities for Dublin's children. Thank you, FirstEnergy Solutions!"
"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. "It's a good boost to our economy and it directly benefits eight Ohio school districts with much-needed funding."
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 Price Control 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 enrolling in a stable Price Control offer and 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.
FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving 2.5 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 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.