FirstEnergy reacts to Sec. Perry’s proposal to support US baseload generating facilities

Written By: Katherine Demetre
October 2, 2017

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FirstEnergy president and CEO Charles E. Jones recently commented on the Department of Energy’s proposal to help prevent additional premature closures of U.S. baseload generating facilities:

We commend Secretary Perry and the Department of Energy for recognizing the importance of a reliable, resilient electric grid for American families and our nation’s economy. Correcting the faulty market conditions and keeping essential baseload generating plants operating will help ensure customers continue to receive safe, reliable and affordable supplies of electricity while maintaining the security of the electricity grid. We look forward to final action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as soon as possible.

According to FirstEnergy, their company is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. The company claims its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.