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Lining Up for Takeoff

June 3, 2021

After four years, the regional airport near Cumberland, Md., is halfway through a more than $30-million, multi-year construction project that will include needed runway upgrades and the potential development of a new business park at the property. To set the table for the next phase of renovations, the airport partnered with Potomac Edison over the past year to perform some extensive power line work, now nearly complete. Last summer, Potomac Edison completed a $4-million relocation and reconstruction of half a mile…

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FirstEnergy Green Teams Unite

June 2, 2021

FirstEnergy’s 10 Green Teams are comprised of employees across the company who volunteer their time and talents to support a wide variety of environmental initiatives such as Earth Day and Arbor Day. With a companywide goal of planting 10,000 trees by April 30, we planted more than 13,000 throughout our service territory. Here are examples…

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Enhancing Electrical Safety through Technology

June 2, 2021

Stop. Look. Live. Each year, people are injured or killed by accidental contact with electrical equipment, contact that can be avoided if we all stop to think about our safety. If you are unsure whether an activity poses a safety risk, you should: STOP. Stop what you’re doing. LOOK. Look around for potential utility hazards…

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Service Anniversaries for June 2021

June 1, 2021

​​​​Check out the list of June’s service anniversaries​.​​

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Realizing Reliability Enhancements to Morrow, Today

May 27, 2021

The recent rebuilding of a 69-kilovolt transmission line is expected to help enhance electric service reliability for Ohio Edison customers in Morrow County, southwest of Mansfield, Ohio. The 12.8-mile line upgrade includes installing new poles between the Bingham and Schaaf substations, as well as updating equipment to help increase capacity and reduce the number of…

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Taking Care of Mother Earth

May 27, 2021

Sprucing up outdoor areas, cleaning parks and, of course, planting trees – are just a few ways our employees celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day. As we planned to plant 10,000 trees from April 22-30, we shattered our goal – planting more than 13,000 trees throughout our service territory! Led by FirstEnergy’s Green Teams, the…

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Street Smarts

May 26, 2021

To generations of youngsters, streetlights were an important part of growing up. “Be home when the streetlights come on” was a standard rule of parents in neighborhoods all over. But nowadays, streetlights can do a lot more than just turn on at dusk. Penelec is converting about ​2,300 streetlights in the city of Erie, Pa., to…

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