The BIG One
Soap Box Derby underway
It's Derby Week in Akron. The 77th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby kicks off today with the annual Parade of Champions through downtown Akron.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
FirstEnergy uses helicopter and specialized line crew to string new power lines
Peering up about 110 feet of a steel transmission tower, Doug Colafella, FirstEnergy's communication consultant, says, "you couldn't pay me enough to do that," as he watches the company's specialized line crew work in concert with a helicopter stringing a new 345 kilovolt power line through Ravenna.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Boxtrolls characters coming to Soap Box Derby
The official word: America's iconic FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby holds its 77th annual World Championship finals at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 26th - and characters from the Boxtrolls movie will be joining the fun, even racing down the track in their own custom-built car.
FirstEnergy efficiency program details are sealed at the PUCO and should be public, say environmentalists who helped develop them
FirstEnergy has refused to make public the complete details of its energy efficiency programs, prompting two environmental groups, which have seen the details but cannot legally reveal them, to petition the PUCO to order FirstEnergy to unseal documents it filed with the agency about the programs.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest gets grant from Jersey Central
The Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival is a high-energy affair. And it's just gotten some turbo-charging from Jersey Central Power & Light's parent company, FirstEnergy, which has made a $5,000 grant to the Morristown Partnership to support the show on Aug. 16, 2014.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Southern Company: A Defensive Utility Stock
Utility companies in the U.S. have been undertaking initiatives to increase their regulated business exposure and incurring capital investments to optimize their power generating fleets.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Electric Energy Online
Potomac Edison Summer Storm Update
Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy Corp. utility, continues an aggressive effort to restore power to customers in Maryland and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia following the summer storm that downed trees and wires in the region beginning last night .
Met-Ed has 'all hands on deck,' aims to have all power back ...
About 8:45 Tuesday evening, what Met-Ed calls a Level 3 Storm struck the Lehigh Valley, with winds in excess of 50 mph, significant tree damage and lightning strikes.
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Hundreds in Franklin County still without power following storm
Crews are still cleaning up in the 2000 block of New Franklin Rd. following last night's storm.
Ohio Edison was notified. - Police were called at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Woodland Avenue for a report of a dog stuck in a garage.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Thousands left without power after storm
Thousands of people throughout the Eastern Panhandle were left without power following Tuesday's severe thunderstorm, and a power company spokesperson says it could take days to fully restore electricity to all affected customers.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
FirstEnergy choppers over Rt. 14, chief warns
A helicopter is flying low along power lines in the city, and Police Chief Tim Gladis is urging drivers to use caution while traveling on state Route 14. The helicopter is part of a roughly $900 million FirstEnergy initiative to improve service reliability, with the local portion of work being the Glenwillow-Bruce Mansfield project that will ... (more)
Public schools file complaint against FirstEnergy over polar vortex charge
FirstEnergy racked up higher costs during the bitter cold that gripped much of the country this past winter, and wants to charge customers to recoup some of the money.
Electric Energy Online
FirstEnergy Energizes New Transmission Line and Substation in West...
FirstEnergy Corp. has completed a new transmission line and substation in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, to help enhance service reliability for West Penn Power customers in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland counties.
All Signs Good As American Electric Secures Its Attractiveness For Investors
American Electric Power has been making the right moves to boost its long term growth potential.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
PUCO chief will tackle proposed rate plans
Three months into the job, Ohio's top utility regulator is facing complex questions about the future of electricity service.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Motley Fool
Is Sempra Energy About to Become a Dividend Investor's Dream Stock?
Currently, Sempra Energy's dividend yield is just 2.5%, which is well below higher-yielding utility peers like Consolidated Edison 4.2% payout.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
FirstEnergy: 35,000 lost power in Northeast Ohio
FirstEnergy is reporting just over 35,000 customers lost power for a short time late Friday afternoon, with 31,888 of those in Stark County.
Is Kelt the next Tourmaline?
Legacy Oil + Gas made another acquisition this week, scooping up the privately-held Corinthian Exploration and its nearly 3,000 barrels a day of high netback light oil for $225 million.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
25,000 without power in NEO Tens of thousands of customers are...
Tens of thousands of customers are without power in Parma and Parma Heights Thursday afternoon after FirstEnergy experienced a problem with a substation, the company reports.