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  • JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    equipment These structures will be winterized and have their heating systems checked Company bucket trucks and other vehicles also are being inspected to help ensure safe operation during the winter season Tires are inspected each fall and replaced if necessary before winter Air braking systems also are inspected as moisture in the system can freeze and cause reduced braking efficiency The diesel fuel used in company vehicles contains a special winter additive that prevents the fuel from gelling in the cold Trucks are also outfitted with anti skid materials like sand and salt and tire chains are inspected and repaired or replaced as needed Snow removal equipment is being checked including plows and blowers used to help crews gain access to substations and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities In addition tree trimming throughout the year helps meet the rigors of winter operations by maintaining proper clearances around electrical systems and helping to protect against tree related outages Also helicopter inspections of overheard wires is conducted each year and problem areas are addressed to minimize weather damage in severe conditions Employee safety also is a priority during the winter JCP L s cold weather operational procedures are reviewed with linemen substation electricians and meter readers in advance of any frigid conditions JCP L personnel often take extra measures to stay warm when working in extreme cold to restore power after an outage Crews also could be delayed by treacherous driving conditions FirstEnergy s utilities also have made it easier for customers to check the progress of service restoration efforts when they experience a power outage The company s 24 7 Power Center outage maps now display the status of crews restoring service after a power outage With this enhancement FirstEnergy utility customers

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  • Toledo Edison Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    circuit breakers Some substations also have buildings that house remote controlled relay equipment These structures will be winterized and have their heating systems checked Company bucket trucks and other vehicles also are being inspected to help ensure safe operation during the winter season Tires are inspected each fall and replaced if necessary before winter Air braking systems also are inspected as moisture in the system can freeze and cause reduced braking efficiency Also the diesel fuel used in company vehicles contains a special winter additive that prevents the fuel from gelling in the cold Trucks are also outfitted with anti skid materials like sand and salt and tire chains are inspected and repaired or replaced as needed Snow removal equipment is being checked including plows and blowers used to help crews gain access to substations and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities In addition tree trimming throughout the year helps meet the rigors of winter operations by maintaining proper clearances around electrical systems and helping to protect against tree related outages Also helicopter inspections of overheard wires is conducted each year and problem areas addressed to minimize weather damage in severe conditions Employee safety also is a priority during the winter Toledo Edison s cold weather operational procedures are reviewed with linemen substation electricians and meter readers in advance of any frigid conditions Toledo Edison personnel often take extra measures to stay warm when working in extreme cold to restore power after an outage Crews also could be delayed by treacherous driving conditions FirstEnergy s utilities also have made it easier for customers to check the progress of service restoration efforts when they experience a power outage The company s 24 7 Power Center outage maps now display the status of crews

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  • The Illuminating Company Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    vehicles also are being inspected to help ensure safe operation during the winter season Tires are inspected each fall and replaced if necessary before winter Air braking systems also are inspected as moisture in the system can freeze and cause reduced braking efficiency The diesel fuel used in company vehicles contains a special winter additive that prevents the fuel from gelling in the cold Trucks are also outfitted with anti skid materials like sand and salt and tire chains are inspected and repaired or replaced as needed Snow removal equipment is being checked including plows and blowers used to help crews gain access to substations and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities Helicopter patrols also are completing inspections of FirstEnergy transmission lines located in The Illuminating Company service area The inspections are designed to look for damaged wire broken cross arms failed insulators and other hardware problems not visible from the ground Any potential reliability issues identified during the inspections will be addressed to minimize weather damage in severe conditions In addition tree trimming throughout the year helps meet the rigors of winter operations by maintaining proper clearances around electrical systems and helping to protect against tree related outages The Illuminating Company tree contractors have trimmed more than 1 483 miles of electric lines since January and expect to trim another 454 miles by year end Employee safety also is a priority during the winter The Illuminating Company s cold weather operational procedures are reviewed with linemen substation electricians and meter readers in advance of any frigid conditions The Illuminating Company personnel often take extra measures to stay warm when working in extreme cold to restore power after an outage Crews also could be delayed by treacherous driving conditions FirstEnergy s utilities

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  • Ohio Edison Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    bucket trucks and other vehicles also are being inspected to help ensure safe operation during the winter season Tires are inspected each fall and replaced if necessary before winter Air braking systems also are inspected as moisture in the system can freeze and cause reduced braking efficiency The diesel fuel used in company vehicles contains a special winter additive that prevents the fuel from gelling in the cold Trucks are also outfitted with anti skid materials like sand and salt and tire chains are inspected and repaired or replaced as needed Snow removal equipment is being checked including plows and blowers used to help crews gain access to substations and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities Helicopter patrols also are completing inspections of FirstEnergy transmission lines located in the Ohio Edison service area The inspections are designed to look for damaged wire broken cross arms failed insulators and other hardware problems not visible from the ground Any potential reliability issues identified during the inspections will be addressed to minimize weather damage in severe conditions In addition tree trimming throughout the year helps meet the rigors of winter operations by maintaining proper clearances around electrical systems and helping to protect against tree related outages Ohio Edison tree contractors have trimmed more than 3 660 miles of electric lines since January and expect to trim another 883 miles by year end Employee safety also is a priority during the winter Ohio Edison s cold weather operational procedures are reviewed with linemen substation electricians and meter readers in advance of any frigid conditions Ohio Edison personnel often take extra measures to stay warm when working in extreme cold to restore power after an outage Crews also could be delayed by treacherous driving conditions FirstEnergy s

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  • Penelec Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    bucket trucks and other vehicles also are being inspected to help ensure safe operation during the winter season Special emphasis is placed on the condition of tires and any air braking systems which can freeze up if moisture is present The diesel fuel used in company vehicles contains a special winter additive that prevents the fuel from gelling in the cold Trucks also are outfitted with anti skid materials like sand and salt and tire chains are inspected and repaired or replaced as needed In addition snow removal equipment is being checked including plows and blowers used to help crews gain access to substations and to clear the work areas and sidewalks at company service garages and other facilities Helicopter patrols also are completing inspections on approximately 2 500 miles of FirstEnergy transmission lines located in the Penelec area The inspections are designed to look for damaged wire broken cross arms failed insulators and other hardware problems not visible from the ground Any potential reliability issues identified during the inspection may then be addressed In addition tree trimming throughout the year helps meet the rigors of winter operations by maintaining proper clearances around electrical systems and helping to protect against tree related outages Penelec tree contractors have trimmed more than 2 900 circuit miles of electric lines since January and expect to trim another 900 miles by year end Employee safety also is a priority during the winter Penelec s cold weather operational procedures are reviewed with linemen substation electricians and meter readers in advance of any frigid conditions Penelec personnel often take extra measures to stay warm when working in extreme cold to restore power after an outage Crews also could be delayed by treacherous driving conditions FirstEnergy s utilities also have made it easier for customers to check

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  • Toledo Edison to Hold Information Session for Those Interested in a Career in Utility Work
    Those Interested in a Career in Utility Work Event to be Held at Owens Community College November 11 Topics FirstEnergy Corp Education Power Systems Institute Toledo Edison TOLEDO Ohio Nov 9 2015 Toledo Edison will hold an information session for its Power Systems Institute PSI line and substation worker training program at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Ohio on November 11 at 6 p m Representatives of the college and Toledo Edison will discuss the program and how to enroll for the fall 2016 semester PSI offers a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology Qualified students will receive tuition books and lab fees courtesy of Toledo Edison Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation The class of 2015 includes 22 students Toledo Edison is seeking a similar number of students in 2016 The Power Systems Institute program provides a unique opportunity for interested candidates to pursue a career in the electric utility industry said Rich Sweeney regional president of Toledo Edison Well trained linemen and substation electricians are essential to our business and help us maintain safe reliable service to our customers The information session is scheduled for Owens Community College Wednesday November 11 2015 6 p m to 8 p m Center for Fine Performing Arts CFPA Theatre Building 20 30335 Oregon Rd Perrysburg Ohio 43551 All are welcome to attend the information session For more information visit www firstenergycorp com psi or call 1 800 829 6801 Toledo Edison serves more than 300 000 customers in northwest Ohio Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter ToledoEdison 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

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  • JCP&L to Hold Information Sessions for Power Systems Institute Training Program
    Power Systems Institute MORRISTOWN N J Nov 6 2015 Jersey Central Power Light JCP L will hold evening information sessions for its Power System Institute PSI line and substation worker training programs at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft N J on November 11 and Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg N J on November 17 Representatives of the colleges and JCP L will be on hand at the sessions to discuss information about enrollment for the fall 2016 semester PSI offers a two year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology Tuition and required books and lab fees are paid by JCP L for qualified students Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation The enrollment for the class of 2015 includes 44 students JCP L is seeking a similar number of students to fill its 2016 class Line and substation workers are essential in the construction operation and maintenance of our distribution and transmission systems said Tony Hurley JCP L vice president of Operations They do hands on work year round installing equipment that helps enhance service reliability and PSI is a great program to provide the skills and training that they need The information sessions are scheduled for Brookdale Community College Wednesday November 11 2015 6 8 p m Collins Arena 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft NJ 07738 Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday November 17 2015 6 8 p m Grand Conference Rooms 1 2 118 Lamington Road Branchburg NJ 08876 An invitation to attend the information session is not required For additional information visit www firstenergycorp com psi or the colleges websites at www brookdalecc edu or www raritanval edu Information is also available by calling 1 800 829 6801 JCP L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy

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  • FirstEnergy President and CEO Charles E. Jones to Participate in Investor Conference
    Inclusion Career Paths Student Opportunities Military Hiring Process Search Jobs Newsroom Home News Releases Company Profile Outage Information Media Contacts Social Media Newsroom Home News Releases FirstEnergy President and FirstEnergy President and CEO Charles E Jones to Participate in Investor Conference Webcast and Slide Presentation Will be Available Topics FirstEnergy Corp Investor Information Financial AKRON Ohio Nov 4 2015 FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Charles E Jones will make a presentation to investors at the Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference on Tuesday November 10 2015 The presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 10 30 a m EST Interested parties may listen to a live webcast of the presentation and view the company s slides associated with the event by visiting FirstEnergy s investor information website www firstenergycorp com ir and clicking the Edison Electric Institute Financial Conference link The company plans to post the slides the afternoon of Sunday November 8 2015 The webcast and presentation will also be archived on FirstEnergy s website 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 CONTACT News Media Contact Tricia Ingraham 330 384 5247 or Investor Relations Contact Irene Prezelj 330 384 3859 FirstEnergy Home About FirstEnergy Newsroom Investors Social Media

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