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  • Met-Ed to Hold Information Session for Those Interested in a Career in Utility Work
    Held at Reading Area Community College November 7 Topics FirstEnergy Corp Education Power Systems Institute Met Ed READING Pa Nov 4 2015 Metropolitan Edison Company Met Ed will hold an information session for its Power System Institute PSI line and substation worker training program at Reading Area Community College in Reading Pennsylvania on November 7 at 10 a m Representatives of the college and Met Ed 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 Met Ed Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation The enrollment for the class of 2015 includes 24 students Met Ed is seeking a similar number of students for the 2016 class The Power Systems Institute program provides a unique opportunity for interested candidates to pursue a career in the electric utility industry said Edward Shuttleworth regional president of Met Ed Well trained linemen are essential to our business and help us maintain reliable service to our customers The information session is scheduled for Reading Area Community College Saturday November 7 2015 10 a m noon Schmidt Training Technology Center 10 S 2 nd Street Reading PA 19603 An invitation to attend the information session is not required For additional information visit www firstenergycorp com psi or the college website at www racc edu Information is also available by calling 1 800 829 6801 Met Ed serves approximately 560 000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties Follow Met Ed on Twitter Met Ed and on Facebook at www facebook com MetEdElectric FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence Its

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  • FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities File Plans to Purchase Electric Generation Supply Beginning in 2017
    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 proposed water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Clean Power Plan coal combustion residuals regulations Cross State Air Pollution Rule Mercury and Air Toxics Standards including our estimated costs of compliance 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 or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to the reliability of the transmission grid the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units and any capacity penalties associated with outages at a given unit 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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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  • Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 Returns to Service Following Refueling and Maintenance Outage
    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 or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such initiatives or rulemakings could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and as they relate to the reliability of the transmission grid the timing thereof the impact of other future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units and any capacity performance charges associated with unit unavailability 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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis Besse the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and like proceedings including but not limited to any such proceedings related to vendor commitments the impact of labor disruptions by our unionized workforce replacement power costs

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  • FirstEnergy Announces Third Quarter Financial Results
    measure is intended to complement and is not considered as an alternative to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure Also this non GAAP financial measure may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities Consolidated Report and Teleconference FirstEnergy s Consolidated Report to the Financial Community which provides highlights on company developments and financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of the year is posted on the company s Investor Information website www firstenergycorp com ir To access the report click on Third Quarter 2015 Consolidated Report to the Financial Community The company s investor FactBook is also posted to its Investor Information website The company invites investors customers and other interested parties to listen to a live Internet webcast of its teleconference for financial analysts at 10 00 a m EDT tomorrow FirstEnergy management will present an overview of the company s financial results and discuss 2015 earnings guidance followed by a question and answer session The teleconference can be accessed on the company s website by selecting the Q3 2015 Earnings Conference Call link The webcast will be archived on the 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 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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-announces-third-quarter-financial-results.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Inks FirstEnergy as Presenting Sponsor for Marquee September Event
    partner for the first 13 years of the event Headquartered in Akron FirstEnergy has more than 15 000 employees who serve six million customers across six states We re thrilled to partner with Akron Children s Hospital to increase our sponsorship of the Akron Marathon said Chuck Jones president and CEO of FirstEnergy This race has become a nationally respected event both because it s so well organized and because of the tremendous ways this community has embraced it Many of our employees and customers run volunteer and cheer for this event every year making this a perfect fit for FirstEnergy FirstEnergy has been a major sponsor of the Akron marathon since its inception in 2003 The inaugural Akron Marathon featured 3 775 participants and has grown to more than 14 000 across the weekend s events The marquee event generates more than 6 million in economic activity and generates thousands of dollars more in contributions to countless charities FirstEnergy has been a longtime partner of Akron Children s Hospital and we are delighted that they accepted our invitation to step up to presenting sponsor of the marathon as we become the race s title beneficiary in 2016 said Bill Considine Akron Children s Hospital president and CEO We are grateful to FirstEnergy and all the individuals and organizations who are so civic minded and make Akron such a great place to live Known as the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series in 2015 more than 20 000 runners participated across the three events The series dates were developed to help guide runners through a typical training schedule leading up to the marquee events The 2016 events will be held June 25 8k 1 Mile Aug 13 Half Marathon 10k and Sept 24 Full Marathon Half Marathon Team Relay Kids Fun Run Registration is scheduled to open this winter About the Akron Children s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series The Akron Children s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series is organized by the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation a non profit group founded in 2002 to provide a world class marathon and other events that promote health and fitness stimulate the local economy galvanize the community and benefit charitable organizations 2015 marked the 13 th running of September s marquee event Full Marathon Half Marathon Team Relay Kids Fun Run which has grown by more than 300 percent since its inception in 2003 The series featured new race dates in June 8k 1 Mile and August Half Marathon 10k providing greater opportunity for participation on all levels in the sport of running Additional information is available at www akronmarathon org or by calling 330 434 2RUN 2786 About FirstEnergy 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 Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www firstenergycorp com or follow

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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Offer Halloween Safety Tips
    all participants in this honored and fun tradition from hosts and parents to children in costumes and motorists to include safety as part of their plans before the big night arrives Plan to limit your travels to well lit familiar areas and never go trick or treating alone it s less fun and less safe Also be sure costumes are visible after dark and that costume masks don t block the vision of the wearer Carrying a flashlight or including reflective material or glow sticks as part of a costume improves visibility for all Also motorists should use extra caution during trick or treat hours especially on smaller neighborhood streets without street lights Additional safety tips include Use electric lights battery powered tea lights or glow sticks in jack o lanterns instead of burning candles Wear flame resistant costumes and never walk near lit candles or luminaries Keep walking areas and steps well lit and free of obstacles to avoid falls Wherever possible use established crosswalks and look both ways before crossing the street Decorative lights should be approved by Underwriter s Laboratory and carry a UL seal on the tag Red UL marks indicate the lights are approved for indoor or outdoor use while green UL tags indicate approval for indoor use only Outdoor lights and decorations should be plugged into outlets that feature Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters GFCIs Indoor lights should not touch drapes carpet or furniture Place all lights on a timer if you ll be away from home and turn off all lights before you go to bed Additional recommendations to stay safe this Halloween can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website www cdc gov family halloween FirstEnergy s utilities include Ohio Edison The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio

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  • Potomac Edison Completes New Workforce Development Training Facility at its Williamsport Headquarters
    in August The PSI program is a utility training partnership with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg W Va The students split their week learning hands on utility skills at the new Potomac Edison facility along with technical coursework at Blue Ridge College classrooms The outdoor climbing yard is designed to help students hone their pole climbing techniques and learn fundamental job skills such as repairing cross arms and hanging transformers said James A Sears Jr president of FirstEnergy s Maryland operations and vice president of Potomac Edison This modern facility also provides flexible classroom space for everything from large group lectures to one on one hands on sessions with our expert instructors The outdoor climbing yard provides a realistic learning environment for instructors to teach students how to climb poles tie knots for rigging string conductor and work as a team The yard has 17 poles of varying heights to test students as their skills progress For example some poles have cross arms attached near the ground so instructors can stand directly behind students and talk them through tasks Other poles have equipment positioned near the top allowing students to practice repairs high off the ground In the near future a steel transmission tower will be added to the yard for additional training opportunities A second yard is planned and will feature full scale utility equipment that can be energized to mimic conditions in the field The new classrooms are separated by a folding wall contain numerous white boards and feature 12 foot ceilings and double doors to accommodate large pieces of electrical equipment such as transformers PSI is a two year educational program originally developed by FirstEnergy in 2000 to help train new utility line and substation workers Currently more than 300 students are enrolled in

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  • FirstEnergy to Webcast Third Quarter Earnings Teleconference
    Teleconference Topics FirstEnergy Corp Investor Information Earnings Financial AKRON Ohio Oct 22 2015 FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE will release financial results for the third quarter of 2015 after markets close on Thursday October 29 These results will be discussed by FirstEnergy management during a conference call with financial analysts at 10 a m EDT on Friday October 30 A question and answer session will follow Investors customers and other interested parties are invited to listen to a live webcast of the call via FirstEnergy s Investor Information website www firstenergycorp com ir The webcast will be available for replay on the site for up to one year FirstEnergy s third quarter Consolidated Report to the Financial Community and investor FactBook will be posted on the investor section of the website after markets close on October 29 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 Its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural gas

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-to-webcast-third-quarter-earnings-teleconference0.html (2016-02-13)
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