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's utility companies are committed to delivering safe and reliable power to customers every day. When severe weather causes power outages, our utility crews do their best to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.
In an outage situation, addressing hazardous situations such as downed wires is priority. Next, we focus on restoring as many customers as we can, as quickly as p...
FirstEnergy is rebuilding and modernizing a transmission line to enhance service reliability for Ohio Edison customers near Mansfield, Ohio. When completed in fall 2017, the upgraded line will enhance the flow of electricity across the local system and utilize smart technologies to help prevent or reduce the duration of power outages.
In the blink of an eye, a power surge can damage your home's expensive electronic devices. Learn the most common causes of power surges, what they can do to your electronics, and how to protect your property.
As FirstEnergy's vice president of transmission, Carl Bridenbaugh oversees the design and management of a vast transmission system that links more than six million customers across the company's service territory.
FirstEnergy's Vice President of Transmission Carl Bridenbaugh joined the company in 1988 as a transmission planning engineer with Ohio Edison, where he was able to apply the critical thinking skills and technical training he gained as an electrical engineering student and co-op in the electric industry.
As part of a project with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), student researchers from The State University of New York visited our transmission rights-of-way to identify various types of pollinators and how we can positively impact them.
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.