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FirstEnergy reinstates successful Power Systems Institute

In 2000, FirstEnergy first introduced PSI as a way to help replace retiring line workers with programs established at colleges throughout the company's six-state service area. 

FirstEnergy completes transmission line for Home Depot

FirstEnergy subsidiary Toledo Edison has completed the construction of a $1.2 million, 138 kV transmission line to serve Home Depot's new distribution warehouse in Troy Township, Ohio -- a 1.65-million square foot facility used primarily for online order fulfillment.

Con Edison celebrating second anniversary of storm hardening plan

As part of the $1 billion "Fortifying the Future" plan, Con Edison planners, engineers and field crews have been working to fortify underground and overhead energy delivery systems from severe flooding and destructive winds characteristic of major storms. The benefits of the plan can already be seen in New York City where, in 2014, the installation of specialized remote switches and other storm hardening equipment has prevented about 25,000 storm-related outages so far.

Utility execs disagree over the future of transmission

There are strong differences of opinion on how the future of energy transmission in the United States will unfold and how much of that change will take place over the next 10 years, but most utilities are in agreement in their belief that they are losing ground to new competitors as the United States moves to significantly expand and strengthen its electrical grid. That is according to a Mortenson Construction survey of utility executives.

NJ ready to face the next superstorm

Superstorm Sandy, the most powerful and destructive storm in Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) history, caused power outages to more than 2 million PSE&G customers. In the two years since then, PSE&G has made, and continues to make, significant improvements to its infrastructure, communications and logistics.

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