VIDEO: Shortening the last smokestack
An explosive demolition team from Oklahoma took down all but the bottom 75 to 105 feet of the old smokestack at 10 a.m. today -- right on time.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
As rail jam persists, U.S. power plants rush to roads and rivers
U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Electric Energy Online
Wood Pole Inspection and Replacement Program Continues at Toledo...
To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Toledo Edison crews have replaced or repaired almost 350 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Ohio electric utilities question net metering rule proposal
As the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission continues to refine its rules for net metering, one electric utility in Ohio has appealed a proposed rule change on net metering to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Summit County Executive partners with FirstEnergy to assist...
Summit County Executive Russ Pry announces that his Department of Community and Economic Development will be hosting a fuel fund assistance day for all income qualified FirstEnergy/Ohio Edison customers at Ohio Means Jobs, formerly known as the Job Center beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
Electric Energy Online
Wood Pole Inspection and Replacement Continues at Potomac Edison to Enhance Service Reliability
To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Potomac Edison crews have replaced or repaired about 1,000 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program.
The Columbus Dispatch
Fight over power-line easement wasn't easy for Madison County family
When FirstEnergy told Claribel Yoder that she had a 50-year-old utility easement on her property, she was baffled.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The Plain Dealer
More reasons why FirstEnergy should disclose its energy-efficiency data: editorial
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio hasn't yet ruled on FirstEnergy Corp.'s bid to keep secret some of its energy-efficiency data .
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Plans to make you pay more to keep coal-fired power plants running is a "bailout," and key findings of new poll
FirstEnergy Corp. wants its customers to guarantee profitability of its largest coal-fired power plant in Ohio for the next 15 years.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Wood Pole Inspection and Replacement Program Continues at Met-Ed to Enhance Service Reliability
Overall, Met-Ed, a FirstEnergy Corp. utility, expects to inspect more than 28,400 of its 342,080 wooden poles in 2014 for signs of wear, insect infestation or damage from a car accident.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Peters homeowners file suit against FirstEnergy
Homeowners in Windermere will be asking the court to prevent FirstEnergy from clear-cutting trees and spraying herbicide on private property by the end of August.
First Energy reaches Twinsburg towers in $133 million transmission line project
Motorists witnessed some interesting ground and aerial activity at Route 91 and Pinnacle Parkway Aug. 16, as FirstEnergy Corp. used a helicopter to string a 345,000-volt electrical transmission line across Route 91, then northwest to Glenwillow.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The scammers are posing as utility workers over the phone, saying they are from Toledo Edison or American Electric Power and claiming that last month's bill needs paid, demanding money or they will turn off the electricity.
FirstEnergy Solutions cutting jobs
FirstEnergy Solutions is one of the largest retail suppliers in the country, with more than 2.7 million customers in six states.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Your Utility Company Is Asking For A Bailout, And Guess Who They Expect To Pay For It?
FirstEnergy recently joined American Electric Power and Duke Energy in filing a request before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio - the state agency in charge of keeping utilities in check.
Volunteers help United Way agencies
Volunteers help United Way agencies United Way of Richland County 2014 goal set at $1.7 million Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1ovvs7D Two hundred volunteers Wednesday helped at 24 United Way of Richland County agencies on the Day of Caring.
The York Daily Record
Met-Ed's parent company offering grants for classroom projects
FirstEnergy Corp., the parent company of Met-Ed, is offering grants of up to $500 for classroom projects in science, technology, engineering and math for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Peters council amends chicken ordinance; hears FirstEnergy complaints
Randall Stonemark, of 140 Maple Lane, is the latest to complain of FirstEnergy's policy to clear cut trees on private property.
Met-Ed wants to increase bills to pay for new lines and other improvements
Met-Ed is asking the state for permission to increase bills by about 18 percent to cover the cost of infrastructure improvements made over the past 22 years.
Crain's Chicago Busines
Big power supplier to suburbs cuts cord in Illinois
FirstEnergy Solutions, the power supplier that serves about a third of the competitive residential electricity market in northern Illinois, is pulling the plug here.