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  • Local Resident and School District Selected as Winners in the FirstEnergy Solutions Thanks a Million Giveaway
    surprised to have been chosen as one of the Thanks a Million giveaway winners by FirstEnergy Solutions After receiving several offers in the mail we found that FirstEnergy Solutions had the best offer so we enrolled What a surprise when we received a call that our name had been drawn and we won 25 000 and the New Philadelphia school district received 50 000 I m sure we both will use it wisely FirstEnergy Solutions has shown how much they really care for their customers and community Just saying thank you doesn t express our appreciation Thank you from the bottom of our hearts New Philadelphia City Schools Superintendent Bob Alsept said We are very happy for the Quillin family and appreciative of this FirstEnergy Solutions grant This is a difficult time in funding for Ohio schools and this extra money will be used to improve our district s security and technology plans We are so happy that FirstEnergy Solutions included the schools in this promotion 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 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 enrolling in a stable PriceControl offer and locking in a low fixed price for four

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/local-resident-and-school-district-selected-as-winners-in-the-fi2.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Metropolitan Edison Deploys More Than 1,000 Workers to Respond to Winter Snowstorm
    center is in full operation and our crews are poised and ready to work round the clock in 16 hour shifts to restore power to every customer should the nor easter storm cause service interruptions said Mike Doran president Met Ed We will be in close contact with emergency management state and local officials and regulators to share information on our preparation and restoration activities Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com FirstEnergy customer call centers are fully staffed For updated information on current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Met Ed customers also can find the latest outage information via Twitter Met Ed Met Ed customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store When a significant outage occurs the priority for restoration starts with emergency services including hospitals police fire and first aid Repairs are scheduled based on restoring the most people the fastest In areas with severe damage it could take repairs in multiple locations to restore power to one location Customers are encouraged to be safe and prepare for the possibility of extended outages Customers should immediately report downed wires to Met Ed or local police or fire departments Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it s no longer carrying electricity Don t walk or drive near or over a downed line and watch out for anything touching the line If a wire falls on a vehicle passengers should stay inside until help arrives Keep children and pets away from any wires If you have a water well and pump keep an emergency supply of bottled water and consider filling your bathtub with fresh water Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy Use care when burning candles open flames are a fire hazard If power goes out unplug appliances such as refrigerators and freezers and sensitive electronic equipment such as TVs and computers so that they won t overload when power is restored Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person To prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home do not use gas stoves kerosene heaters or other open flame heat sources inside Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking Keep a battery powered radio with extra batteries on hand Tune in to a local radio station for current storm information Have a hard wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/metropolitan-edison-deploys-more-than-1-000-workers-to-respond-t.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Jersey Central Power & Light Deploys More Than 2,400 Workers to Respond to Winter Snowstorm
    should the nor easter storm cause service interruptions said Don Lynch president JCP L We will be in close contact with emergency management officials state officials regulators and town officials throughout the storm to share information on our preparation and restoration activities Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com FirstEnergy customer call centers are fully staffed For updated information on current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages JCP L customers can find the latest information on Facebook at www facebook com JCPandL or on Twitter JCP L JCP L customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store A new mobile website is also available to customers who use a smartphone to visit www jcp l com When a significant outage occurs the priority for restoration starts with emergency services including hospitals police fire and first aid Repairs are scheduled based on restoring the most people the fastest During severe damage it could take repairs in many locations to restore power to one location Customers are encouraged to be safe and prepare for the possibility of extended outages Customers should immediately report downed wires to JCP L or local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it s no longer carrying electricity Don t walk or drive near or over a downed line and watch out for anything touching the line If a wire falls on a vehicle passengers should stay inside until help arrives Keep children and pets away from any wires If you have a water well and pump keep an emergency supply of bottled water and consider filling your bathtub with fresh water Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy Use care when burning candles open flames are a fire hazard If power goes out unplug appliances such as refrigerators and freezers and sensitive electronic equipment such as TVs and computers so that they won t overload when power is restored Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person To prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home do not use gas stoves kerosene heaters or other open flame heat sources inside Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking Keep a battery powered radio with extra batteries on hand Tune in to a local radio station for current storm information Have a hard wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jersey-central-power---light-deploys-more-than-2-400-workers-to-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Met-Ed, Penelec and West Penn Power Apps Can Be Used to Report Service Interruptions Caused By Nor'easter
    customer s home is without power as a result of severe weather mobile phones can be charged with a car charger By using a smartphone customers will continue to have online access until Met Ed Penelec and West Penn Power are able to restore electric service In addition to the mobile app Met Ed Penelec and West Penn Power customers can find the latest outage information via Twitter Penelec Met Ed and W Penn Power In a large scale weather event such as the nor easter Met Ed Penelec and West Penn Power encourage customers to plan ahead for the possibility of electric service interruptions by following these tips Safety Tips During Outages Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report the outage Keep flashlights and fresh batteries in the home Avoid using candles especially around children and pets If you have a water well and pump keep an emergency supply of bottled water and or fill your bathtub with fresh water Make sure you have a portable radio so you can stay tuned to your local radio station for updates on our progress to restore power Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking Have a hard wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person Do not use gas stoves kerosene heaters or other open flame appliances as heat sources they can cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to build up in your home Downed Wires Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/met-ed--penelec-and-west-penn-power-apps-can-be-used-to-report-s.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Jersey Central Power & Light App Can Be Used to Report Service Interruptions Caused By Nor'easter
    weather mobile phones can be charged with a car charger By using a smartphone customers will continue to have online access until JCP L is able to restore electric service In addition to the mobile app JCP L customers can find the latest outage information on Facebook at www facebook com JCPandL or on Twitter JCP L In a large scale weather event such as the nor easter JCP L encourages customers to plan ahead for the possibility of electric service interruptions by following these tips Safety Tips During Outages Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report the outage Keep flashlights and fresh batteries in the home Avoid using candles especially around children and pets If you have a water well and pump keep an emergency supply of bottled water and or fill your bathtub with fresh water Make sure you have a portable radio so you can stay tuned to your local radio station for updates on our progress to restore power Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking Have a hard wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person Do not use gas stoves kerosene heaters or other open flame appliances as heat sources they can cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to build up in your home Downed Wires Customers should immediately report downed wires to JCP L or local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it s no longer carrying electricity Don t try to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines Wait for utility crews to arrive

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jersey-central-power---light-app-can-be-used-to-report-service-i.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Media Advisory - Jersey Central Power & Light Announcing Preparations for Nor'easter
    Newsroom Home News Releases Media Advisory Jersey C Media Advisory Jersey Central Power Light Announcing Preparations for Nor easter Additional FirstEnergy Crews Arriving Tonight Morristown N J Jersey Central Power Light JCP L President Don Lynch will speak to the media in Dover New Jersey Friday February 8 at 10 a m to discuss the company s preparations for the nor easter Up to a foot of wet heavy snow and high winds are expected to hit parts of JCP L s northern New Jersey service territory tomorrow and Saturday In some locations up to 15 inches of snow is expected The event will be held at JCP L Dover Line Shop 13 Richboynton Road Dover N J Morris County All available JCP L crews and support personnel will work around the clock as needed to restore service if customers are affected by the severe weather They will be assisted by more than 100 crews and additional support personnel from FirstEnergy s Ohio Edison The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison utilities The additional crews are expected to arrive in New Jersey this evening The FirstEnergy crews include both hazard and line crews which serve two separate functions Hazard crews are assigned to make areas safe during hazard conditions such as securing downed wires Line crews make repairs that restore service Tree crews also will be available for storm restoration work The additional FirstEnergy crews are being dispatched to JCP L line shops in Dover in Morris County and Newton in Sussex County where the snow is predicted to be the most severe Lynch will be prepared to discuss other JCP L preparations for the nor easter which include Securing additional tree contractors to assist with the outage restoration process Communicating with emergency management officials state officials regulators and local officials

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/media-advisory---jersey-central-power---light-announcing-prepara.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Warns Customers About Debit Card Payment Scam
    coal non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro pumped storage hydro and other renewables Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect believe estimate and similar words Forward looking statements involve estimates assumptions known and unknown risks uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before FERC and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from ATSI s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins regulatory outcomes associated with Hurricane Sandy changing energy capacity and commodity market prices and availability financial derivative reforms that could increase our liquidity needs and collateral costs the continued ability of our regulated utilities to collect transition and other costs operation and maintenance costs being higher than anticipated other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including possible GHG emission water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of CAIR and any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR and the effects of the EPA s MATS rules the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including NSR litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such expenditures could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with our plans to deactivate our older unscrubbed regulated and competitive fossil units and our plans to change the operations of certain fossil plants including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing of those deactivations and operational changes as they relate to among other things the RMR arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid issues that could result from the NRC s review of the indications of cracking in the Davis Besse Plant shield building adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations including but not limited to the revocation or non renewal of necessary licenses approvals or operating permits by the NRC or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant adverse legal decisions and outcomes related to ME s and PN s ability to recover certain transmission costs through their transmission service charge riders the continuing availability of generating units changes in their operational status and any related impacts on vendor commitments replacement power costs

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-warns-customers-about-debit-card-payment-scam.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Utilities in Pennsylvania Prepare for Nor'easter
    supplies from other FirstEnergy utilities will help speed the restoration process if the snow and winds damage our equipment and cause service interruptions In addition we continue to work to secure commitments from outside contractor crews and through mutual assistance groups for additional resources to deploy as needed Severe winter weather can bring down power lines and customers should immediately report downed wires to their electric company local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity FirstEnergy customer call centers are fully staffed Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com via a mobile device Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by winter storms Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy Use care when burning candles open flames are a fire hazard Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person Do not use gas stoves kerosene heaters or other open flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home If you have a water well and pump keep an emergency supply of bottled water and or fill your bathtub with fresh water Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking Keep a battery powered radio with extra batteries on hand Tune to a local station for current storm information Have a hard wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out If you have a smart phone this will

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-utilities-in-pennsylvania-prepare-for-nor-easter-.html (2016-02-13)
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