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September 4, 2013
15:24 EDTFEFirstEnergy asks for authorization to sell 11 hydroelectric power stations
FirstEnergy announced its subsidiaries have applied for authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sell 11 hydroelectric power stations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to Harbor Hydro Holdings, a subsidiary of LS Power Equity Partners II. A sales agreement was reached on August 23, and if approved, the proposed transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. The agreement is subject to customary and other closing conditions, including FERC, the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Corporation Commission and various other approvals and resolution of a potential competing license application and other claims related to the Seneca facility also is a condition to closing the proposed transaction. The hydroelectric power stations included in this proposed sale have a total capacity of 527 megawatts, which represents less than 3% of FirstEnergy's generation fleet output, the company said.
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September 28, 2015
11:01 EDTFEFENOC Beaver valley Power Station Unit 2 begins refueling, maintenance
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, or FENOC, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Shippingport, Pa., shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, for scheduled refueling and maintenance. While the unit is offline, one-third of the 157 fuel assemblies will be replaced and numerous safety inspections will be conducted, including inspections of the unit's reactor vessel head, turbine and electrical generator. In addition, preventative maintenance to ensure continued safe and reliable operations will be performed on major components including the plant's three steam generators, which convert super-heated water from the reactor to steam which turns the plant's turbine to create electricity, as well as various pumps, motors, valves and the cooling tower. More than 1,000 temporary contractor workers and FENOC and FirstEnergy employees will supplement the Beaver Valley workforce during the outage.

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