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  • JCP&L Completes 22 Circuit Upgrades to Enhance Service Reliability
    pending transmission rate case 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 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 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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-completes-22-circuit-upgrades-to-enhance-service-reliabili.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Met-Ed Completes Upgrades for Reading Health System Campus
    transmission rate case 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 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 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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/met-ed-completes-upgrades-for-reading-health-system-campus.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Names Brett W. Reynolds Vice President, FE Products
    W Reynolds as vice president FE Products effective July 27 2015 Reynolds will oversee the newly formed FirstEnergy Products group and will report to Dennis M Chack senior vice president Marketing and Branding Reynolds will be responsible for planning developing and strategically implementing new value added product and service offerings across a variety of customer segments and markets He also will work to enhance the company s existing consumer product offerings such as professional tree trimming landscape lighting and household electrical services Brett brings to this position a wide network of business relationships and a proven track record of success in marketing and business development said Chack His results oriented leadership and experience will help FirstEnergy launch new and innovative products to better serve our customers Prior to joining FirstEnergy Reynolds spent more than 20 years in marketing and sales positions with the National Football League In his most recent role as senior director Corporate Sales for the Cleveland Browns Reynolds was responsible for acquiring new business partners managing national accounts and retaining and growing key corporate relationships He consistently increased corporate sponsorships and achieved record sales for the Browns organization Reynolds also held advertising and marketing positions with the Buffalo Bills and began his career working for State Industrial Products Manufacturing Co in Cleveland and AMETEK Inc in Kent Reynolds holds a bachelor s degree in marketing from the University of Akron and is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award He currently serves on the Northeast Ohio Marketing Leadership Roundtable and volunteers at several local community organizations Reynolds resides with his family in Medina FirstEnergy Corp 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-names-brett-w--reynolds-vice-president--fe-products.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Receive Energy Association of Pennsylvania Safety Awards
    Corp NYSE FE subsidiaries Pennsylvania Power Penn Power and Metropolitan Edison Met Ed were recently recognized for outstanding safety performance in 2014 by the Energy Association of Pennsylvania an organization of the Commonwealth s electric and natural gas utilities The safety award winners are selected annually by the association s Accident Prevention Committee FirstEnergy utilities were honored in several categories Penn Power won the Safety Achievement Award for its 200 employees working safely on the job earning a rate of 1 00 incidents per 100 000 or more working hours Penn Power won the Safety Sustainability Award for its continued focus on safety over a three year period with a sustained low incidence rate of 1 84 in 2012 0 99 in 2013 and 1 00 in 2014 per 100 000 hours worked Met Ed s 650 employees received the Safety Improvement Award for reducing their incident rate from 2 38 the previous year to 2 00 in 2014 Met Ed received the Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety Improvement Award for reducing the number of motor vehicle incidents from 29 in 2013 to 22 in 2014 about a 26 percent reduction Safety is paramount in everything we do at FirstEnergy said Linda Moss president of FirstEnergy s Pennsylvania Operations I am proud of our employees efforts to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of their coworkers and our customers These awards reflect FirstEnergy s overall corporate philosophy to emphasize safety said Terry Fitzpatrick Energy Association President and Chief Executive FirstEnergy should be proud of its commitment to and achievement of greater safety in the workplace and in the electric utility industry 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-utilities-receive-energy-association-of-pennsylvania0.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L Names John Meehan Area Manager
    Home News Releases JCP L Names John Meehan A JCP L Names John Meehan Area Manager Topics JCP L Personnel Updates MORRISTOWN N J June 26 2015 Jersey Central Power Light JCP L has named John Meehan to its external affairs team to serve as area manager for portions of Monmouth and Ocean counties JCP L area managers serve as external affairs liaisons with elected officials and support community involvement activities They are located in regional offices across the company s service area to provide closer proximity to and understanding of the unique issues that face each community they serve Meehan s office is located in Lakewood Meehan spent the last four years working in the New Jersey governor s office serving as senior policy advisor for the lieutenant governor and senior government relations advisor in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Prior to working for the state he worked for the Steamfitters Local Union 475 John s knowledge experience in government relations and background as a union tradesman are assets that will serve to benefit municipal officials and customers said Mark Jones vice president of External Affairs JCP L He will be an important addition to the JCP L external affairs team Meehan attended Bergen County Community College He was born and raised in North Arlington New Jersey He currently resides in Toms River and serves as a member of the Toms River Board of Adjustment JCP L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE JCP L serves 1 1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington Essex Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Somerset Sussex Union and Warren Follow JCP L on Twitter JCP L on Facebook at www facebook com JCPandL or online at www jcp l com Editor s Note A

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-names-john-meehan-area-manager.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Offering Education Grants for the 2015-2016 School Year
    Increased to As Much As 1 000 Topics FirstEnergy Corp Community Education AKRON Ohio June 18 2015 FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE is offering education grants for creative classroom projects involving science technology engineering and mathematics STEM planned for the 2015 2016 school year STEM Classroom Grants of up to 1 000 will be awarded for teacher professional development initiatives and creative individual classroom projects for grades pre kindergarten through 12 The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy s 10 electric operating companies and in communities where the company has facilities or does business By supporting innovative classroom experiences FirstEnergy is encouraging students and teachers to explore the wide variety of career opportunities in the STEM fields of study said Dee Lowery vice president Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement Recognizing the importance of these programs in building the next generation of engineers scientists accountants information technologists and electricians we are pleased this year to increase the grants from 500 to up to 1 000 each STEM grant applications must be submitted by September 18 2015 Visit www firstenergycorp com STEM for additional information on grant criteria and to apply Grants will be awarded based on the recommendations of the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council Winners will be notified by October 16 2015 More than 1 000 STEM grants have been awarded to educators and youth group leaders since 1986 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 currently control nearly 17 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-offering-education-grants-for-the-2015-2016-school-y.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Opens New Machine Shop and Maintenance Headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
    at the company s electric generating plants in Pennsylvania Ohio and West Virginia supporting the safe and reliable operation of these facilities FirstEnergy invested approximately 1 3 million to upgrade a recently vacated 110 000 square foot facility to include machine repair and electric shops and related equipment sandblasting and painting facilities a tool room fabrication area and office areas A staff of 15 mechanics electricians and other tradesmen comprise the Central Machine Shop which will provide equipment refurbishment and repair services for FirstEnergy s generating plants An additional 30 employees will work out of the facility as part of the Mobile Maintenance Team supporting maintenance outages and other work at the company s plants The Central Machine Shop and Mobile Maintenance team are important to our comprehensive maintenance strategy which ensures we operate a safe reliable generation fleet that meets customers electricity needs Locating these facilities under one roof improves the efficiency and cost effectiveness of our operations ultimately benefiting our customers said James H Lash president of FirstEnergy Generation We are also pleased to contribute to the economic prosperity of Canonsburg and the Washington County area by helping bring jobs taxes and new business to the area FirstEnergy previously operated the Central Machine Shop out of a smaller facility in southeast Ohio and the Mobile Maintenance team was spread out across several company locations The new shop accommodates additional equipment and a more efficient work flow as well as contains space for future expansion In addition with seven FirstEnergy generating plants located within a two hour drive of Canonsburg Mobile Maintenance team members can be easily dispatched to support plant maintenance activities FirstEnergy s generation fleet controls nearly 17 000 megawatts of capacity from three non emitting nuclear facilities six coal fired generating stations nine natural gas plants

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-opens-new-machine-shop-and-maintenance-headquarters-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Mon Power Adds New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Program
    part of its ongoing efforts to enhance service reliability for customers in West Virginia The Power Systems Institute is a utility training partnership established in 2012 with Pierpont Community Technical College in Fairmont W Va Students spend two and a half days each week spent at Pierpont completing academic course work with the remainder of the week spent at a Mon Power training facility in White Hall W Va focusing on safe work practices and procedures in the electrical environment These new employees are members of the second graduating class of the Power Systems Institute and earned an associate of applied science degree in Electric Utility Technology The Power Systems Institute program continues to produce well trained highly skilled employees for our workforce said Holly Kauffman president of FirstEnergy s West Virginia Operations These new employees will work shoulder to shoulder with our veteran linemen and substation personnel learning from them in the field and honing their craft to help ensure reliable service for our customers now and for years to come The new employees hometowns and work locations are Keith Baker Terra Alta Kingwood Joshua Coffman Belington Elkins Tyler Dolan Spencer Parkersburg Gregory Hawkins Morgantown Morgantown Corey Mann Mount Clare Clarksburg Nathanial Metz Burnsville Weston Buckhannon James Twyman II Bridgeport Whitehall and Travis Stemple Morgantown Whitehall The Power Systems Institute is an award winning two year educational program originally developed by FirstEnergy in 2000 to help prepare the company s next generation of utility line and substation workers Since its inception FirstEnergy has hired 884 line and 289 substation personnel who completed Power Systems Institute programs in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey and West Virginia For information about how to enroll in the Power Systems Institute program call 1 800 829 6801 or go to www firstenergycorp com psi Mon

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