AKRON — “In about a month FirstEnergy Corp. will idle one of its largest coal-burning power plants.
The W.H. Sammis power plant only will run when needed, beginning about Sept. 16, said Todd Schneider, company spokesman.
There will be no layoffs, he said, but only 100 to 130 of the plant’s 440 employees will remain at Sammis. The others will be transferred to other FirstEnergy power plants.
‘It’s because of the slow economy and the historic low market prices for electricity,’ said Schneider. Sammis will remain on a ‘dispatch-only-when-needed footing’ indefinitely at this point, he said. ‘It depends on what the market does,’ he said.”
— John Funk, The Plain Dealer