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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

First Energy: Powered by Diversity

First Energy is an investor-owned electric systems based in Akron, Ohio and was formed from the merger of Ohio Edison Company and Centerior Energy Corporation, in 1997, becoming then the holding company for Ohio Edison Company and its Pennsylvania Power Company subsidiary, the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and The Toledo Edison Company. It continued merging with other electric companies until 2011 with its merger with Allegheny Energy.

It has then become the USA's largesst diversified investor-owned electric company, with transmission operations being conducted through its 10 regulated distribution companies, with more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity being transmitted from its generation facilities and subsidiaries to its millions of customers spread across from Ohio to New Jersey. First Energy Corporation is committed to maintaining reliable and safe electric services to its customers; hence, it regularly upgrades its systems to meet the growing demands for its service.

Other interesting facts about First Energy are the following:

  • 20,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines
  • $50 billion in assets
  • $15 billion in annual revenues
  • 16,500 employees

Fundamental to First Energy's path to success are diversity and inclusion. At First Energy, diversity of thought, individuality, and new perspectives are highly valued and respected. Thus, the Company strives its best to cultivate a diverse workforce consisting of people that reflect the communities they serve, so it hires and retains talents coming from varied backgrounds.

First Energy does its best to welcome new perspectives, encourage its employees to develop their skills and advance in their careers. The Company believes that in providing a diverse and inclusive environment in their workplaces, it can achieve its best in satisfying its customer demands and its stakeholders, promote excellence in its business operations and let its employess find fulfillment and enjoyment in their work with First Energy.

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