FirstEnergy Corporation is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, as well as energy management and other energy-related services. Its ten electric utility operating companies comprise the United States' largest investor-owned utility, based on serving 6 million customers within a 65,000-square-mile (170,000 km2) area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. Its generation subsidiaries control more than 23,000 megawatts of capacity, and its distribution lines span over 194,000 miles. In 2013, FirstEnergy ranked 181 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest public corporations in America.
FirstEnergy has expanded its environmental program to help protect ospreys by using drones to survey locations where they have started nesting on utility poles and other equipment. The company is believed to be the first utility company using drones to inspect birds' nests.
Despite record-setting snowfall, FirstEnergy crews are on track to complete a substation upgrade in June that will reduce the frequency and duration of power outages for Penelec customers in Erie County, Pa.
April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day, and we hope you join us in recognizing the talented and hardworking individuals who put their lives on the line and sacrifice valuable time away from their families to provide the safe and reliable electric service we depend on each day.
C. F. Martin & Company has been making high-quality, hand-made guitars for more than a century. And this company, whose instruments are revered by musical superstars, is a Met-Ed customer. In this video, you’ll see the craftsmanship and innovation that goes into each Martin guitar.
Met-Ed, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has completed equipment upgrades at a substation in Reading, Pa., to enhance service reliability and help meet growing demand for electricity for about 2,500 customers in the Glenside area of the city.
FirstEnergy completed service reliability work on a transmission pole in Cleveland and had to bring in a special bucket truck to get the job done. The power lines are right on top of the railroad tracks so crews needed a vehicle specially designed for traveling on the tracks.
Garry Byers, operations manager at Toledo Edison, says storm-ravaged communities often look like the impoverished countries he helped during his time in the U.S. Air Force. That's why he's passionate about restoring power to customers.
FirstEnergy celebrated National Engineers Week (Feb. 18-24, 2018) by hosting high school students interested in this career path and showing them what a day in the life of an engineer is like at the company.