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  • New Ohio Edison Substation Enhances Service Reliability for Customers in Bath Township
    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

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  • FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities to Conduct Competitive Auction to Procure Electric Generation Supply
    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 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 replacement power costs being higher

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-ohio-utilities-to-conduct-competitive-auction-to-pro.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L, Brookdale Community College and Raritan Valley Community College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers
    over 40 years the College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates RVCC Bridgewater located at 14 Vogt Drive offers technical trade credit and non credit courses The college is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching liaisons with the community s businesses and state of the art technology For further information visit www raritanval edu 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

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l--brookdale-community-college-and-raritan-valley-community-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Ohio Edison and Kent State University at Trumbull to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers
    training they received from this unique program to help keep the lights on for our customers said Randall A Frame regional president of Ohio Edison We look forward to developing this training partnership with Kent State Trumbull because it offers a great opportunity for someone interested in a career in the utility industry This program is an example of business and education coming together to address a workforce issue that ultimately will benefit the entire region said Dr Wanda Thomas interim dean Kent State Trumbull The Power Systems Institute will train some of FirstEnergy s future utility workers who will be needed to help keep power flowing to homes and businesses throughout northeast Ohio for years to come FirstEnergy originally introduced the Power Systems Institute in 2000 as a way to help replace retiring line workers Programs were established at colleges throughout the company s six state service area With the economic downturn in 2011 most of the Power Systems Institute 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 Power Systems Institute program targeting a fall of 2015 enrollment class 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 24 2015 from 10 a m to noon at Kent State Trumbull s Classroom Building auditorium 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW Warren Ohio 44483 More information is available at www firstenergycorp com psi or by calling 800 829 6801 Ohio Edison serves more than 1 million customers across 36 Ohio counties Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www firstenergycorp com and follow Ohio Edison on Twitter OhioEdison FirstEnergy is a diversified

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  • FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania Utilities and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Substation Workers
    facilities and quality academic programs we made the decision to centralize our Power Systems Institute substation worker training program at this location Having the FirstEnergy Power Systems Institute program presents a unique opportunity to continue our partnership with an important member of the Pennsylvania business community while expanding the curriculum at our campus said Pennsylvania Highlands Community College President Dr Walter Asonevich FirstEnergy originally introduced the Power Systems Institute in 2000 as a way to help replace retiring line workers Line worker and substation programs were established with colleges throughout the company s six state service area including Pennsylvania Highlands Community College With the economic downturn in 2011 most of the Power Systems Institute 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 Power Systems Institute program targeting a fall of 2015 enrollment class Program openings are limited and applicants will be assessed through a competitive multi step process A program orientation for prospective substation candidates will take place Thursday December 11 2014 from 6 00 p m to 8 00 p m at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Richland Campus Auditorium The address is 101 Community College Way Johnstown PA 15904 FirstEnergy also has linemen training Power Systems Institute programs in Pennsylvania at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and Reading Area Community College in Reading For more information about all the Power Systems Institute programs please visit www firstenergycorp com psi or call 800 829 6801 Penelec serves approximately 600 000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties Follow Penelec on Twitter Penelec and Facebook at www facebook com PenelecElectric Met Ed serves approximately 550 000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties Follow Met Ed on Twitter Met Ed

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  • Met-Ed Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    nation s largest investor owned electric systems serving customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast 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

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  • Ohio Edison Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    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 FirstEnergyCorp Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast 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

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  • Penelec Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather
    s largest investor owned electric systems serving customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp Forward Looking Statements This news release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect forecast 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

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