FirstEnergy Corp. history, profile and corporate video

   FirstEnergy Corp. is an electric utility headquartered in Akron, Ohio, United States. It was formed in 1997 through the merger of Ohio Edison Company and Centerior Energy Corporation. Through this merger, FirstEnergy became the holding company for Ohio Edison and its Pennsylvania Power Company subsidiary, as well as The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and The Toledo Edison Company.

   In 2001, the company merged with GPU, Inc., the owner of Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), and Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed).

   In 2011, it completed a merger with Allegheny Energy, a Greensburg, Pennsylvania-based company.

Ohio Edison

   Ohio Edison Company was a holding company that began in 1930, from the consolidation of 200 electric companies. By 1950, it ended up with two utility operating companies, Pennsylvania Power and Ohio Edison.


   Centerior Energy Corporation was formed in 1986 from the merger of Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company with Toledo Edison Company.

   FirstEnergy engages in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as energy management and other energy-related services through its subsidiaries and affiliates. Its 10 regulated distribution companies operate a vast infrastructure of more than 269,000 miles of distribution lines and form one of the U.S.’ largest investor-owned electric systems, based on serving 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

  • Ohio Edison
  • The Illuminating Company
  • Toledo Edison
  • Met-Ed
  • Penelec
  • Penn Power
  • West Penn Power
  • Jersey Central Power & Light
  • Mon Power
  • Potomac Edison

   With more than 12 000 employees, FirstEnergy Corp. is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world, according to Forbes.

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