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  • Mon Power Hosts Parkersburg Event for Future Utility Workers
    will feature information about the company s Power Systems Institute PSI line and substation worker training program PSI is a partnership that combines learning hands on utility skills at a Mon Power training facility with technical coursework at Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont W Va classrooms Graduates will earn a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology Qualified students will receive tuition books and lab fees courtesy of Mon Power Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation In addition to demonstrating utility trucks safety equipment and tools representatives from Mon Power will provide an overview of the PSI program and explain how interested students can enroll for an upcoming information session that will be held on February 20 2016 at 10 a m at Pierpont Community and Technical College The Power Systems Institute program provides a unique opportunity for interested candidates to pursue a career in the electric utility industry said Holly Kauffman president West Virginia Operations FirstEnergy Well trained line workers and substation electricians are essential to our business and help us maintain safe reliable service for our customers The Mon Power event is scheduled for Parkersburg Service Center Saturday February 13 2016 10 a m to noon 1803 Murdoch Avenue Parkersburg WV 26101 An invitation to attend the event is not required For more information about PSI visit www firstenergycorp com psi or call 1 800 829 6801 Mon Power a FirstEnergy electric distribution company serves about 385 000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties Follow Mon Power on Twitter MonPowerWV FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/mon-power-hosts-parkersburg-event-for-future-utility-workers-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Introduces Environmental Campaign Focused on a Cleaner Energy Future
    Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York The company s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24 000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro and other renewables Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp or online at www firstenergycorp com 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 forecast target will intend believe project estimate plan 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 which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-launches-environmental-campaign-focused-on-a-cleaner0.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Launches Environmental Campaign Focused on a Cleaner Energy Future; Includes Green Offer for Ohio and Pennsylvania
    s environmental achievements stewardship programs and future goals is available in the Sustainability Report and environmental section of the company s website For more information about FirstEnergy s environmental branding campaign visit www theswitchison com 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 Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York The company s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24 000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro and other renewables Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp or online at www firstenergycorp com 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 forecast target will intend believe project estimate plan 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 which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-launches-environmental-campaign-focused-on-a-cleaner.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy TV Spot Featuring Renovated Dwayne Browder Field to Air During Super Bowl
    synthetic turf and high tech lighting donated and installed by FirstEnergy The spot culminates with the reactions of the players and coaches playing under the lights for the first time on December 5 at Browder Field The field was named in honor of Dwayne Browder a long time Cleveland youth league coach and a community leader in the city s 5 th Ward Many of the coaches and referees themselves youth football league alumni who played on the same field in less than ideal conditions were thrilled with how the Browder Field transformation enhanced their neighborhood Helping rebuild Browder Field is a great source of pride for FirstEnergy and our employees because it showcases our commitment to Cleveland and the customers we serve said Charles E Jones president and chief executive officer of FirstEnergy The spot captures the excitement of youth football under the lights and what this facility means for the people who live in that neighborhood FirstEnergy and the Cleveland Browns have been great partners in our efforts to invest in the children of Cleveland through the work done in Browder Field said Cleveland Mayor Frank G Jackson This state of the art facility provides another good example of how the public and private sector work together well here in Cleveland We were proud to participate in the renovation of Dwayne Browder Field with FirstEnergy the City of Cleveland and the NFL all of whom share our dedication and passion for providing youth opportunities to learn and develop including through youth football said Brent Stehlik executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Cleveland Browns Super Bowl 50 will be broadcast on CBS with the scheduled kick off at 6 30 p m EST Locally in northeast Ohio the game will be shown on WOIO Channel 19

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-tv-spot-featuring-renovated-dwayne-browder-field-to-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Invested $95 Million in 2015 in Met-Ed Service Area to Help Enhance Electric System
    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 which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Clean Power Plan coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule and Mercury and Air Toxics Standards programs including our estimated costs of compliance Clean Water Act waste water effluent limitations for power plants and Clean Water Act 316 b water intake regulation the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-invested--95-million-in-2015-in-met-ed-service-area-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Invested $131 Million in the Penn Power Service Area in 2015 to Enhance Electric System
    include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast target will intend believe project estimate plan 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 which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including but not limited to the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Clean Power Plan coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule and Mercury and Air Toxics Standards programs including our estimated costs of compliance Clean Water Act waste water effluent limitations for power

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  • FirstEnergy Generation Fleet Achieves Reliable Operating Record in 2015
    low emitting natural gas powered Springdale Generating Plant in Springdale Township Pa The company also produced more than 2 8 million megawatts of electricity from its renewable generation assets including two hydro and five wind facilities FirstEnergy s Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry Ohio achieved industry leading reliability for the year operating with a forced loss rate of zero Forced loss rate measures the percentage of time a plant is not producing electricity related to an unplanned power reduction or outage In addition FirstEnergy s generation fleet was well positioned for reliable service throughout periods of extreme weather in 2015 When a new peak electricity demand record was set in February 2015 the company s fossil generating stations operated at more than 90 percent equivalent availability factor a measure that reflects the amount of time a generating unit is available to produce electricity Its nuclear plants achieved a capability factor of 100 percent during the same period which indicates the plants generated electricity the entire month at full power without interruptions FirstEnergy made progress installing emissions reduction equipment at its coal fired plants to meet the U S Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards MATS regulation The Bay Shore and Sammis plants in Ohio and Pleasants and Harrison plants in West Virginia fully meet MATS regulations and MATS projects will be completed at Fort Martin in West Virginia and Bruce Mansfield in Pennsylvania by April 2016 The company also closed its older less efficient Lake Shore Eastlake and Ashtabula coal fired plants in Northeast Ohio in April 2015 Several of FirstEnergy s generating plants underwent equipment upgrades in 2015 to support reliable performance The company invested in numerous reliability upgrades at its Springdale natural gas plant in southwest Pennsylvania during the plant s first ever major

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-generation-fleet-achieves-reliable-operating-record-0.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Invested $257 Million in The Illuminating Company Service Area in 2015 to Enhance Electric System
    non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro and other renewables Visit FirstEnergy online at www firstenergycorp com and follow on Twitter at 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 forecast target will intend believe project estimate plan 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 which may include the following the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Regulated Transmission segments and to successfully implement our revised sales strategy for the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission investment plan including but not limited to our pending transmission rate case the proposed transmission asset transfer and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy to reflect a more regulated business profile changes in assumptions regarding economic conditions within our territories assessment of the reliability of our transmission system or the availability of capital or other resources supporting identified transmission investment opportunities the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters at the federal level and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and the Electric Security Plan IV in Ohio the impact of the federal regulatory process on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC regulated entities and transactions in particular FERC regulation of wholesale energy and capacity markets including PJM Interconnection L L C PJM markets and FERC jurisdictional wholesale transactions FERC regulation of cost of service rates including FERC Opinion No 531 s revised Return on Equity methodology for FERC jurisdictional wholesale generation and transmission utility service and FERC s compliance and enforcement activity including compliance and enforcement activity related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins such as a polar vortex or other significant weather events and all associated regulatory events or actions changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and their availability and impact on margins and asset valuations the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental

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