Potomac Edison Invests in New Service Vehicles

                Potomac Edison Invests in New Service Vehicles

PR Newswire

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Dec. 18, 2012

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Potomac Edison is investing
nearly $900,000 in new vehicles for line crews and other front-line service
employees throughout Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Potomac Edison will obtain 16 new vehicles for its fleet, replacing older,
high-mileage vehicles. The new vehicles will include some bucket trucks and
will help crews perform their field work efficiently and safely.

"The new trucks bring with them advanced technology that includes enhanced
hydraulics to better handle heavy materials and more robust lighting to help
create a safer work area during night-time operations," says James V. Fakult,
FirstEnergy president, Maryland Operations. "These new vehicles also are
better for the environment since they are more fuel-efficient and have
significantly lower emissions."

Potomac Edison serves more than 250,000 customers in Maryland and 132,000
customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Follow Potomac Edison on
Twitter @PotomacEdison.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety,
reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution
companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems,
serving customers in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and
West Virginia. Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts
of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear,
natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables. Follow
FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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allocation issues resulting from ATSI's realignment into PJM, economic or
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uncertainties associated with our plans to deactivate our older unscrubbed
regulated and competitive fossil units and our plans to change the operations
of certain fossil plants, including the impact on vendor commitments, and the
timing of those deactivations and operational changes as they relate to, among
other things, the RMR arrangements and the reliability of the transmission
grid, issues that could result from the NRC's review of the indications of
cracking in the Davis Besse Plant shield building, adverse regulatory or legal
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or operating permits by the NRC or as a result of the incident at Japan's
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to improve electric commodity margins and the impact of, among other factors,
the increased cost of fuel and fuel transportation on such margins, the
ability to experience growth in the Regulated Distribution and Competitive
Energy Services segments, changing market conditions that could affect the
measurement of liabilities and the value of assets held in our NDTs, pension
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ability to access the public securities and other capital and credit markets
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changes in general economic conditions affecting us and our subsidiaries,
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negatively affect us and our subsidiaries' access to financing, increased
costs thereof, and increase requirements to post additional collateral to
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the state of the national and regional economy and its impact on our major
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disclaims any current intention to update, except as required by law, any
forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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