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  • FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities Monitoring Weather Conditions
    impacted by the forecasted snow said Dave Karafa president of FirstEnergy s Pennsylvania Operations Our storm pre planning combined with the infrastructure enhancement projects we continue to do throughout the Met Ed and Penelec service areas are designed to reduce the number of outages our customers could experience due to the weather and speed the restoration process if outages do occur Additional crews will be available to work on Thanksgiving Day if needed The forecast calls for up to nine inches of snow in some areas across the eastern half of Pennsylvania beginning Wednesday morning and continuing into the afternoon Heavy snow can snap tree limbs damaging power lines and causing outages 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 on www firstenergycorp com 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 updated information on the company s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Met Ed and Penelec customers also can use a free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store In addition customers can use FirstEnergy

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-pennsylvania-utilities-monitoring-weather-conditions.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Potomac Edison Monitoring Weather Conditions
    snow might affect Potomac Edison s electric system said James A Sears Jr president of FirstEnergy s Maryland operations and vice president of Potomac Edison Our storm pre planning winter readiness activities and electrical infrastructure enhancements are designed to reduce the number of weather related outages our customers could experience and speed the restoration process should outages occur Additional crews will be available to work on Thanksgiving Day if needed The forecast calls for up to five inches of wet snow throughout Potomac Edison s service area starting early morning Wednesday and continuing through mid afternoon Heavy snow can snap tree limbs damaging power lines and causing outages 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 on www firstenergycorp com 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 updated information on Potomac Edison s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Potomac Edison customers also can use a free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store In addition customers can use FirstEnergy s text messaging and alert messaging

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/potomac-edison-monitoring-weather-conditions.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L Monitoring Weather Conditions
    president of Operations Our storm pre planning combined with the infrastructure enhancement projects we continue to do throughout the JCP L service area are designed to reduce the number of outages our customers could experience due to the weather and speed the restoration process if outages do occur Additional crews will be available to work on Thanksgiving Day if needed The forecast calls for up to nine inches of wet snow in much of the northern half of New Jersey starting Wednesday morning and continuing into the evening Heavy snow can snap tree limbs damaging power lines and causing outages 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 on www firstenergycorp com 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 updated information on the company s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages JCP L customers also can use a free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store In addition customers can use FirstEnergy s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages Text

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-monitoring-weather-conditions.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Mon Power Monitoring Weather Conditions
    to wherever the snow might affect Mon Power s electric system said Holly Kauffman president of FirstEnergy s West Virginia operations Our storm pre planning winter readiness activities and electrical infrastructure enhancements are designed to both reduce the number of weather related outages our customers could experience and speed the restoration process should outages occur Additional crews will be available to work on Thanksgiving Day if needed The forecast calls for up to five inches of wet snow in much of eastern West Virginia starting Wednesday morning and continuing through early afternoon Heavy snow can snap tree limbs damaging power lines and causing outages 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 on www firstenergycorp com 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 updated information on Mon Power s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Mon Power customers also can use a free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy to locate the apps in the online store In addition customers can use FirstEnergy s text messaging and alert messaging service to report outages

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/mon-power-monitoring-weather-conditions.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy's Utilities Monitoring Heavy Wind Conditions Across Service Areas
    prepared and staffed today for duty across our service territories to deal quickly with any wind related system outages said Steve Strah vice president of Distribution Support for FirstEnergy s utilities We ve mobilized accordingly to minimize the number and length of any outages FirstEnergy s utilities include Ohio Edison The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio Penn Power West Penn Power Penelec and Met Ed in Pennsylvania Mon Power and Potomac Edison in West Virginia Potomac Edison in Maryland and Jersey Central Power Light in New Jersey Winds entered Ohio from the west this morning and will be making their way east all day with arrival expected after nightfall in New Jersey Crews will be dispatched as quickly as possible throughout the day to repair any damage and restore all affected customers to service as quickly and safely as possible Customers are reminded to keep clear of any downed lines and to always assume a downed line is carrying power even if it looks like it s not Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris 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 on www firstenergycorp com 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 Customers of FirstEnergy s utilities also can use a free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts The app is available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones Customers can use the keyword FirstEnergy

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-s-utilities-monitoring-heavy-wind-conditions-across-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Help Prepare System for Winter Weather
    facebook com JCPandL or online at www jcp l com 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 will intend 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 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 in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and pending distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on pending matters in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases 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 the PJM markets and also 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 NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 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 possible greenhouse gases emission water discharge and coal combustion residuals regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-completes-inspections-and-maintenance-to-help-prepare-syst.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy's Power Plants Prepared to Operate Reliably through Winter Weather
    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 in the Competitive Energy Services segment the accomplishment of our regulatory and operational goals in connection with our transmission plan and pending distribution rate cases and the effectiveness of our repositioning strategy the impact of the regulatory process on pending matters in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases 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 the PJM markets and also 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 NERC s mandatory reliability standards the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection L L C 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 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 possible greenhouse gases emission water discharge and coal combustion residuals regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule and the effects of the United States 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 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 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-s-power-plants-prepared-to-operate-reliably-through-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Metropolitan Edison and Reading Area Community College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers
    Reading Area Community College classroom Program graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree with a focus on electric utility technology The Power Systems Institute already has provided Met Ed with more than 80 highly qualified employees who are working in the field today using the training they received from this unique program to keep the lights on for our customers said Dave Karafa president of Pennsylvania Operations for FirstEnergy We look forward to continuing this training partnership with Reading Area Community College because it offers a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in the utility industry Reading Area Community College is pleased to reactivate the Power Systems Institute said Anna Weitz D Ed president of Reading Area Community College This program presents a strong partnership with an important member of the Pennsylvania business community and fits perfectly into our mission to provide our future workforce with practical skills that are both useful and marketable FirstEnergy originally introduced PSI in 2000 as a way to help replace retiring line workers Programs were established with colleges throughout the company s six state service area including Reading Area Community College With the economic downturn in 2011 most of the PSI programs were placed on hold because projected hiring needs did not support bringing in new students As future manpower needs at FirstEnergy were re evaluated the decision was made to reinstate the PSI program for the fall of 2015 Program openings are limited and applicants will be assessed through a competitive multi step process An orientation program for prospective candidates will take place Saturday January 31 2015 from 10 00 am to 12 00 pm at Reading Area Community College 10 S 2 nd Street Reading Pa in the Schmidt Training and Technology Center For more information please visit

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/metropolitan-edison-and-reading-area-community-college-to-offer-.html (2016-02-13)
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