What Is the FirstEnergy Corporation?


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FirstEnergy Corp. is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. FirstEnergy Corp. was formed in 1997 through the merger of Ohio Edison Company and Centerior Energy Corporation.

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First Energy’s ten electric utility operating companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems serving customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and New York. FirstEnergy serves six million customers with nearly 17,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 65,000 square miles of service territory, as of 2015.

Stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, First Energy’s companies operate a vast infrastructure of more than 194,000 miles of distribution lines.

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