All Things Business

FirstEnergy Transmission Line Rebuild To Benefit Area

18 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse From FirstEnergy

A transmission affiliate of FirstEnergy Corp. has completed rebuilding a 69-kilovolt transmission line to help enhance electric service reliability for Ohio Edison customers in and around Morrow County. The 12.8-mile line upgrade includes the installation of new poles between two substations as well as updating equipment to help increase capacity and reduce the number of equipment-related outages.

“The line was originally built in the 1950s,” said Carl Bridenbaugh, vice president of transmission at FirstEnergy. “These upgrades will modernize the grid between these two substations, which is an important part of our efforts to improve reliability across the area.” More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Edison Starts $22 Million Tree Trimming Effort

10 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is conducting tree trimming and other vegetation management work in communities across its 34-county service area in Ohio to help enhance service reliability for customers. This year’s $22 million tree-trimming program will help keep power flowing to customers around the clock by preventing tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during the spring and summer storm season.

That work will take place in several Richland County and area communities.

On the ground, contractors have trimmed trees along nearly 1,200 miles of electric lines across the Ohio Edison service area. More…

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Shelby

Shelby Issuing Peak Power Alerts

21 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Many Ohio communities are facing difficulties over the last few weeks caused by an unseen agent.

No, we’re not talking about COVID-19. We’re talking about heat. It’s been an unusually warm and humid summer in Richland County, and air conditioners, fans, and other cooling devices have been running at full tilt.

Excessive use can lead to difficulties for energy companies. For municipal electric systems, like those in Shelby and Galion, they can have ramifications not only on systems, but on the cost of power itself. More…

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Shelby

City Of Shelby Recieves Safety Award, Mayor Announces

5 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; American Municipal Power

At Monday evening’s meeting of Shelby City Council, Mayor Steven Schag has a bit of good news to share with those gathered.

The meeting in question was held in-person as one of the only public meetings in the area that have continued to be held in that manner. The April 20 meeting of Council was also held in that manner.

In his comments, Schag told members that the City of Shelby had received recognition from American Municipal Power (AMP) for safety levels at the City’s electric transmission facilities. More…

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All About Richland

Tree Trimming Program To Impact Richland County Communities

24 Apr , 2019  

Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEngergy Corp., is conducting tree trimming and other vegetation management work in communities across its 34-county service area in Ohio to help enhance customer reliability.  The work helps keep power flowing to customers around the clock by preventing tree-related outages.

Maintaining proper clearances around electrical equipment can help reduce the frequency and duration of power outages, especially those associated with severe weather, such as the lengthy windstorm earlier this year.  In 2019, more than 5,300 miles of electric line rights-of-way will be trimmed in the Ohio Edison service area as part of an almost $23 million vegetation management program.    More…

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All Things Business

First Energy Investment Includes Mansfield Substation Work

21 Sep , 2016  

To help enhance service reliability for customers, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is continuing construction work this summer and throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects totaling approximately $369 million in Ohio Edison’s 34-county service territory.

To date, more than $195 million of the total has been spent on a variety of projects More…