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As utilities embrace change, FirstEnergy’s strategy is resistance and protectionism
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As utilities embrace change, FirstEnergy’s strategy is resistance and protectionism

Environmental Defense Fund’s Dick Munson decries FirstEnergy’s fight against the future of energy NEW YORK, NY — “For the record, FirstEnergy is among a small group of outliers. Most utilities are already embracing change, and many are truly pushing for a modern system. But FirstEnergy’s behavior is remarkably backward and […]

FirstEnergy Corp. is asking for a 15-year "power purchase agreement" committing the Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison to buy all of the power generated by the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant and the coal-fired R.W. Sammis plant on the Ohio River at whatever it costs to generate.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Cheap electricity? No. But there will be enough power to get us through future heat waves, arctic blasts

AKRON — “Consumers from here to the East Coast can have confidence there will be enough power during future summer heat waves and winter’s most arctic weather, says the company responsible for managing the high-voltage grid in Ohio and 12 other states. But you most likely will have to pay more […]

FirstEnergy is staying focused on its upcoming power purchase agreement hearing. In December, energy regulators heard from a packed room of Ohio power companies, businesses and environmental groups during a PUCO hearing a similar request by AEP.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy focused on proposed power plan, not PUCO chief’s call to ‘stop trying to scare Ohioans’

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy Corp. is keeping mum about sharp comments from Ohio’s top regulator. The utility’s focus is not on switching Ohio’s electric power industry back to regulation, the Akron utility said in response to Andre Porter‘s comments in a Tuesday Columbus Business First story. Instead, it’s squarely focused on […]

FirstEnergy backs away from free market, wants you to buy its more expensive power
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FirstEnergy backs away from free market, wants you to buy its more expensive power

AKRON — “FirstEnergy’s next rate case is going to a full-scale hearing at the end of this month — without the recommendations of state experts who should have already analyzed it. The centerpiece of the case is a never-before-seen 15-year “power purchase agreement” between FirstEnergy’s three traditional Ohio utilities — the […]

FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo is one of the plants included in the company's power purchase agreement proposal, which is scheduled to be heard next week as part of a broader plan.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

PUCO staff needs more time as FirstEnergy PPA hearing looms

COLUMBUS — “…in a filing that PUCO observers cited as odd, PUCO staff on Friday delayed testimony. Their expert opinion is one of the final steps needed before the hearings can begin. “Comes now the staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and respectfully requests that the due date […]

Dynegy Inc. CEO Bob Flexon
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Dynegy CEO: Re-regulation in Ohio would help ‘the weakest in the herd’

COLUMBUS — “Hopes for re-regulating Ohio’s power industry are another example of utilities not wanting to compete, says one of the newest entrants to the state’s power generation industry. ‘They’re used to getting what they want – big, fat margins so they can pay big dividends to shareholders,’ Dynegy Inc. […]

Video: June 15, 2015 Day of Action
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Video: June 15, 2015 Day of Action

COLUMBUS — On June 15, 2015 Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Sierra Club members and volunteers from all over FirstEnergy’s service territory came to Columbus to deliver a message to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Governor John Kasich.

FirstEnergy can’t hide any longer
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FirstEnergy can’t hide any longer

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy has also prevented opponents of its bailout from examining all relevant information to the case, including the credibility of its key witnesses. But, last week, the PUCO rejected these attempts to hide information about FirstEnergy’s embattled $3 billion proposal. As we near the start of the proposed bailout […]

U.S. EPA gives Ohio to 2030 to cut power plant emissions by one-third
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U.S. EPA gives Ohio to 2030 to cut power plant emissions by one-third

WASHINGTON, DC —  “Ohio lawmakers last year put a two-year freeze on the state’s annually increasing standards or renewable power and energy efficiency gains.  At the insistence of Gov. John Kasich, that freeze will automatically end in January 2017 and the standards will be back in place. A  legislative study […]

AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy CEO wants Ohio to end deregulation, but AEP boss says not so fast

COLUMBUS — “The new leader of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) would re-regulate Ohio’s electric industry “in a heartbeat” if he could. American Electric Power Company Inc.’s chief executive won’t go that far. Chuck Jones, CEO of Akron-based FirstEnergy, told Cleveland.com the deregulation of the industry that began in earnest at the […]