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May 22, 2015 1:20 PM ET

Electric Utilities

Company Overview of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

Company Overview

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company operates and maintains nuclear generating facilities in Ohio. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Akron, Ohio. FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company operates as a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

76 South Main Street

Akron, OH 44308-1890

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of FirstEnergy Corp and President of FirstEnergy Corp
Age: 62
President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
President of Firstenergy Generation
Age: 63
Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Key Developments

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Announces Perry Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service After Refueling and Maintenance Outage

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. announced its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, returned to service at 5:27 p.m. on April 24, 2015 following a March 9, 2015, shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The 1,268-megawatt unit is currently operating at 22% power. Power levels will vary over the next several days as part of routine testing. The plant is expected to reach full power in the next several days. During the outage, 280 of the 748 fuel assemblies were exchanged. Numerous inspections and preventative maintenance and improvement projects were completed to ensure continued safe operations, including installation of a new, large transformer and two new feedwater heaters. The 20 ft. tall, 115-ton transformer provides power from the off-site transmission network to the plant's onsite electrical systems, while the feedwater heaters preheat the water used in the reactor vessel. Both of these projects are expected to enhance reliability and efficiency of plant operation. Prior to the outage, Perry operated safely and reliably following the completion of its last refueling in spring 2013, generating more than 18.6 million megawatt hours of carbon-free electricity and achieving a site record of 405 consecutive days online.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Shuts Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company announced its Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, shut down at 12 a.m. for scheduled refueling, maintenance and a transformer replacement that is expected to enhance reliability. While the unit is off line, 280 of the 748 fuel assemblies will be replaced, and numerous safety inspections will be conducted on the unit's reactor vessel, turbine and electrical generator. In addition, preventative maintenance designed to promote continued safe and reliable operations will be performed on major components, including testing more than 130 valves, replacing several control rod blades and inspecting and cleaning cooling tower piping. During the outage, Perry will also install a new, large transformer, which is one of two circuits that provide power from the off-site transmission network to the plant's on-site electrical systems. The new transformer is approximately 20 ft. tall and weighs 115 tons. Installation of the new equipment is expected to enhance reliability and ensure a critical power source is available for plant operation.

Firstenergy Nuclear Operating Company Announces Executive Appointments

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company announced that Samuel L. Belcher, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of the company, has been elected as its president and chief nuclear officer. In his new position, Belcher will provide overall guidance and strategy to the company nuclear fleet and interface with industry leadership to drive high standards and best practices that enhance U.S. nuclear industry performance. Belcher replaces Peter P. Sena, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. In a related move, Paul Harden, the company senior vice president of Fleet Engineering, has been elected senior vice president and chief operating officer. Harden, who will report to Belcher, will provide day to day leadership focused on safe and reliable performance of the company's fleet nuclear support groups and four nuclear units. Both changes will be effective March 8, 2015. A 23-year nuclear veteran, Belcher joined the company in December 2012 from Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, where he was senior vice president, Site Operations. He also held the positions of site vice president and plant general manager at Constellation's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in New York. Prior to Constellation, Belcher served as director of Fleet Operations at the company and held a number of leadership positions in operations with Energy Northwest and Entergy Nuclear. Harden joined FirstEnergy in January 2008 as vice president, Fleet Support before being named site vice president for the Beaver Valley Power Station. He was named senior vice president of Fleet Engineering in April 2013. Prior to FirstEnergy, Harden served as fleet vice president of Projects and Engineering for Nuclear Management Company in Wisconsin. In addition, he has held leadership positions in operations and engineering at the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan and Kewaunee nuclear plant in Wisconsin.

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