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  • JCP&L Planning for Possible Impact of Hurricane Joaquin
    wires As we prepare for this storm we are implementing many of the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy including using new technology and processes to help accelerate the restoration efforts said Tony Hurley JCP L vice president of Operations We also are working to secure additional linemen and other personnel to assist with outage restoration efforts and have engaged our staging site vendor if needed Based on weather forecasts from company meteorologists JCP L has staffed additional dispatchers and analysts at its regional dispatch offices and has put additional line substation and forestry personnel on notice that they will be needed should severe weather occur In addition contractors have been notified they could be required to assist with storm restoration efforts over the next several days Other steps JCP L is taking to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin include Preparing to activate its Emergency Command Center and Incident Command System Communicating with emergency management officials state officials regulators and local officials about our storm preparation efforts Beginning preliminary planning for staging areas for outside crews and equipment Working with mutual assistance groups to arrange for outside utility crews to assist in New Jersey FirstEnergy customer call centers will be 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 at www firstenergycorp com FirstEnergy customers also can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive important information in advance of major storms and updates on extended power outages Customers can also use two way text messaging to report outages request updates on restoration efforts and make other inquiries about their electric accounts More information about these communications tools is available online at www firstenergycorp com connect In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four way stops For severe weather the company encourages customers to plan ahead for the possibility of electric service interruptions by following these tips Safety Tips During Outages Keep flashlights and fresh batteries in your home Avoid using candles to light your home 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 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 Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person Do not use gas

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  • FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for 2015 Solar and Renewable Energy Credits
    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 in general and the retail sales market in particular the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from the realignment of American Transmission Systems Incorporated into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins regulatory outcomes associated with storms including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and availability and their impact on retail margins 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 possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule or CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR and the effects of the Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance 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 expenditures 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 decision to deactivate the Hatfield s Ferry and Mitchell Power Stations the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-ohio-utilities-launch-request-for-proposal-for-2015-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Potomac Edison Using New Technology Tools to Streamline Power Restoration Efforts
    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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/potomac-edison-using-new-technology-tools-to-streamline-power-re.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage
    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 greenhouse gases emission and water discharge regulations and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s 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 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 being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards and energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates changes in customers demand for power

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/beaver-valley-power-station-unit-2-begins-refueling-and-maintena.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Announces Management Promotions
    he was director IT Energy Delivery Solutions Rebecca Spach has been promoted to director Vegetation Management Previously she was general manager Transmission Vegetation Management In this position Spach will be directly responsible for tree trimming and other vegetation management options for the approximately 14 000 miles of FirstEnergy transmission line corridors In addition she will provide oversight and support for the vegetation management work done along the more than 140 000 miles of distribution lines in the company s six state service area Working with our customers and maintaining our power lines are two of the most important things we do as a company and Greg and Rebecca bring a high level of expertise to these operational areas said Steven E Strah president FirstEnergy Utilities These promotions are part of our on going efforts to ensure we have the right personnel in place to respond to our customers questions and help maintain the reliability of our electric system Hussing began his career with the company in 1987 as a technician at Ohio Edison Over the years he has held numerous management positions including manager of Transmission Operations Support manager Corporate Metering manager Retail Supplier PJM Settlements director Rates Regulatory Affairs and director Regulatory Analytics Revenue Forecasting He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology and a master s degree in business administration from The University of Akron Hussing is a resident of Tallmadge Ohio Spach joined Ohio Edison in 1987 as a forestry technician and has been promoted to a variety of supervisory and management positions over the years in the Forestry and Vegetation Management groups Spach s professional affiliations include being a member of the Edison Electric Institute s Vegetation Management Task Force and the International Society of Arboriculture She earned a Bachelor of Science degree

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-announces-management-promotions.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Completes Several Projects at Liberty Center Substation in Toledo Edison Service Area
    Service Reliability and Help Prepare System for Future Growth Topics Transmission Service Reliability Customer Service Toledo Edison TOLEDO Ohio Sept 23 2015 FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE has recently completed about 7 5 million in upgrades at a substation in Liberty Center in the Toledo Edison service area to help enhance service reliability and prepare the system for potential future load growth The work includes replacing two large transformers and capacitor banks that help maintain proper voltage levels adding several new circuit breakers and upgrading electrical controls to help protect vital substation equipment This work will help improve system reliability for thousands of residential and industrial customers in parts of Fulton Henry Lucas and Wood counties This work is important to helping us maintain safe and reliable service for our customers although these substation projects aren t always visible to the public said Rich Sweeney regional president of Toledo Edison Day to day these are the types of projects we invest in to help ensure Toledo Edison remains one of the most reliable utilities in Ohio According to the Public Utility Commission of Ohio Toledo Edison has enjoyed above average ratings on the number and duration of customer service disruptions for the last several years and infrastructure upgrades over the years including this substation project are important to maintain this reliability rating The work is funded and owned by American Transmission Systems Incorporated a FirstEnergy transmission company 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 customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergy

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-completes-several-projects-at-liberty-center-substat.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy's Ohio Utilities Use New Technology Tools to Streamline Power Restoration Efforts
    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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-s-ohio-utilities-use-new-technology-tools-to-streaml.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Corp Declares Unchanged Common Stock Dividend
    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 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 being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards and energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates changes in customers demand for power including but not limited to changes resulting from the implementation of state and federal energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates the ability to accomplish or realize anticipated benefits from strategic and financial goals including but not limited to the ability to continue to reduce costs and to successfully execute our financial plans designed to improve our

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-corp-declares-unchanged-common-stock-dividend.html (2016-02-13)
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