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  • Potomac Edison Adds New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Program
    trained at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg W Va while substation students in the Potomac Edison area will continue to attend Pierpont 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 continues to produce well trained highly skilled employees for our workforce said James A Sears Jr president of FirstEnergy s Maryland operations and vice president of Potomac Edison 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 Jacob Damico Lower Burrell Pa Mount Airy Md Ronald Dugan Jr Petersburg W Va Petersburg Michael Hartman Purgitsville W Va Berkeley Springs W Va Harley Hines Shanks W Va Cumberland Md Logan Mongold Petersburg W Va Petersburg Joshua Placka Westernport Md Martinsburg W Va and Corbin Swauger Midlothian Md Cumberland Md The Power Systems Institute curriculum requires 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 Future Potomac Edison line students will attend Blue Ridge for academic coursework and a Potomac Edison training facility in Williamsport Md for field training 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

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  • West Penn Power Adds New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Program
    completing academic course work with the remainder of the week spent at a West Penn Power training facility in Jeanette Pa focusing on safe work practices and procedures in the electrical environment The substation employees are graduates of a similar program at Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont W Va 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 David W McDonald president of West Penn Power 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 Michael Baranovich Salem Ohio Jeannette Adam Barnouski Nanty Glo Washington Nicholas Clarke Carmichaels Jefferson Jacob Diamond Smithfield Pleasant Valley Wesley Fleming Shippensburg Waynesboro Mark Graham Chicora Kittanning Joseph Kuligowski Erie Jefferson Charles McLaughlin New Salem Uniontown Jonathan Peachy Petersburg State College Stephen Perichak North Huntingdon Charleroi Donald Poorbaugh Mount Pleasant Jeannette Eric Pry Harrisville Butler Clint Sarver Elwood City Butler Justin Schultz Irwin Boyce Robert Speer Lower Burrell Arnold Keith Verbosky Jr Uniontown Uniontown Dillon Walton New Stanton Charleroi and Timothy Watkins New Paris McConnellsburg 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

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  • JCP&L Completes $10 Million Substation Expansion to Enhance Service Reliability in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties
    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/jcp-l-completes--10-million-substation-expansion-to-enhance-serv.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Penelec Installs Laptop Computers in Service Vehicles to Streamline and Enhance Utility Work
    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 in the shield building at Davis Besse

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/penelec-installs-laptop-computers-in-service-vehicles-to-streaml.html (2016-02-13)
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  • New Substation, Transmission Lines, System Inspections Enhance Service Reliability in Toledo Edison Area this Summer
    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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/new-substation--transmission-lines--system-inspections-enhance-s.html (2016-02-13)
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  • New Illuminating Company Substation Enhances Service Reliability for Customers in Avon Area
    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 pending transmission and distribution rate cases 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 pending rate cases including 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 regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration costs 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 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 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 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

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  • FirstEnergy's Power Plants Prepared to Operate Reliably through High-Demand Summer Months
    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 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

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  • Penelec Projects Support Shale Gas Industry and Help Enhance Service Reliability in Central Pennsylvania
    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 in

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/penelec-projects-support-shale-gas-industry-and-help-enhance-ser.html (2016-02-13)
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