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NRC, FirstEnergy concerned about a crack in Davis-Besse’s outer containment building
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NRC, FirstEnergy concerned about a crack in Davis-Besse’s outer containment building

OAK HARBOR — “Contractors preparing the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor for a new lid have encountered a problem that could keep the power plant idled longer than expected. Plant owner FirstEnergy Corp. shut down the Oak Harbor plant near Toledo almost two weeks ago in order to install a new, upgraded […]

Trustees sending a message to PUCO
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Trustees sending a message to PUCO

WEST POINT — “Electrical aggregation was on the minds of trustees in Madison Township at their meeting on Tuesday. An aggregation issue on the ballot in November is causing both township trustees and electrical companies to prepare. Madison Township received a letter from Collette Appolito at FirstEnergy Solutions, detailing their […]

FirstEnergy in fight with Duke Energy to keep its all-electric customers
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FirstEnergy in fight with Duke Energy to keep its all-electric customers

AKRON — “FirstEnergy Corp. is going to fight to keep its customers who heat with electricity. The company’s unregulated subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions, on Friday announced that it is offering an even deeper discount than what Duke Energy Retail rolled out on Tuesday. The deal is a 31-month contract through May […]

FirstEnergy unit to shut down Davis-Besse nuke plant to replace reactor head
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FirstEnergy unit to shut down Davis-Besse nuke plant to replace reactor head

OAK HARBOR — “FirstEnergy said the new head, which replaces the head installed in 2002, features control rod nozzles made of material less susceptible to cracking. Originally planned for 2014, FirstEnergy said it voluntarily accelerated Davis-Besse’s new head installation after modifications were required to 24 of the 69 control rod […]

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Children’s drawings for FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Corp. says competition is keeping rates down, but few other suppliers actually exist here
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FirstEnergy Corp. says competition is keeping rates down, but few other suppliers actually exist here

CLEVELAND — “More than a decade ago Ohio decided that competition between electric companies would lower prices for businesses and consumers. And that is exactly what has happened, a top FirstEnergy Corp. executive said Wednesday at the Northern Ohio Energy Management Conference in downtown Akron. ‘Competition is working in Ohio,’ […]

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Proposed AEP Ohio settlement would shut out successful governmental aggregation programs on November ballots

Plan will deny electric savings to more than 300,000 eligible households in Ohio AKRON — “The proposed settlement includes various provisions which effectively operate as a cap to shopping and would prevent a majority of AEP Ohio’s customers from shopping between 2012 and mid-2015.  The timing and design of these […]

Duke Energy offers cheap power to FirstEnergy’s all-electric customers
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Duke Energy offers cheap power to FirstEnergy’s all-electric customers

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy Corp.’s customers who heat with electricity — and who fought to keep deeply discounted rates — now have another option. Duke Energy Retail on Tuesday began offering a discounted power price to all-electric customers below what FirstEnergy’s companies are charging them. The low price is in addition […]

Do utilities stand to gain from EPA emissions rules?
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Do utilities stand to gain from EPA emissions rules?

NEW YORK, NY — “The rules will force the shutdown of about 54 gigawatts of coal-fired power generation plants through 2015, Wynne forecasts. Approximately 17 GW of new coal capacity are set to come online in that period, resulting in a 15% cut in total coal-fired generation capacity. But nearly […]

Ground broken at Davis-Besse
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Ground broken at Davis-Besse

LINDSEY, OH — “A groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday for a new $5 million emergency operations center for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. ‘We are a significant part of the community,’ said Barry Allen, site vice president at Davis-Besse. ‘This will be a state-of-the-art facility.’ Construction has begun, and as […]