Energy News for the Pennsylvania Market

Utility says power plants will stay open during bankruptcy

By: Lancaster Online |

Attorneys for FirstEnergy Solutions say the company’s coal and nuclear power plants will keep producing electricity while the company undergoes reorganization under bankruptcy.

The FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Akron that it should have enough money to remain operating and pay its employees during the […]

2018-04-04T16:26:53-05:00April 4th, 2018|Pennsylvania Market|

Utility plans to close nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania

By: John Seewer |

FirstEnergy Corp. said it will shut down three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania within the next three years, making it the latest U.S. utility to announce closings as the nuclear industry struggles to compete with electricity plants that burn plentiful and inexpensive natural gas.

The company announced the closings […]

2018-03-30T13:27:44-05:00March 30th, 2018|Ohio Market, Pennsylvania Market|

PJM Leaning on More NatGas-Fired Power to Meet Winter Electricity Demand

By: Jamison Cocklin |

With a colder winter expected in its service territory, PJM Interconnection said Wednesday its members are ready with “sufficient resources” to meet this year’s forecasted peak electricity demand of 135,526 MW.

A weak La Nina weather pattern anchored in the tropical Pacific is expected to create a warmer-than-normal winter, […]

2017-12-04T12:13:02-05:00December 4th, 2017|Pennsylvania Market|

Construction Underway on New FirstEnergy Transmission Line in Western Pennsylvania

By: FirstEnergy |

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and its subsidiaries are rebuilding and modernizing an electric transmission line to enhance service reliability for West Penn Power and Penn Power customers in Butler and Mercer counties. When completed later this year, the upgraded line will reinforce the local electric system and use smart technologies […]

2017-10-03T07:39:01-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Pennsylvania Market|

Electric Capacity Markets Are Failing the Northeast

By: Bill Bottiggi |

This week, Boston welcomes the Quadrennial Energy Review roadshow to town for a stakeholder engagement meeting.

The QER process began in January 2014 when President Obama issued a memorandum directing the administration to translate energy-related policy goals into recommended actions through 2018. Season one of the QER, which ran in 2015, […]