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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
Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

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 […]

Duke Energy plan on deck
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Duke Energy plan on deck

CINCINNATI — “A proposed plan by Duke Energy that would cost every consumer in Southwest Ohio money – even if those consumers don’t purchase electricity from Duke – will get its first public hearing on Tuesday. Opponents say Duke’s proposal could mean sharply higher rates for customers and reverse a […]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission slaps FirstEnergy for safety violations at Perry nuclear power plant
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission slaps FirstEnergy for safety violations at Perry nuclear power plant

CHICAGO — “Federal authorities, concerned about repeated safety violations at the Perry nuclear power plant, are increasing scrutiny of its operations. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday slapped FirstEnergy Corp. with a safety citation, saying Perry’s managers had not prepared contract workers to follow basic safety standards for radioactive material […]

Fight Little Blue expansion
Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

Fight Little Blue expansion

EAST LIVERPOOL — “We all have knowingly assumed the risks associated with living near a nuclear power plant, but we have not knowingly assumed the risks of living next to a coal-power plant. What I am talking about is First Energy’s Little Blue Run Residual Waste Disposal Impoundment. The structure […]