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FirstEnergy Selects Eaton for Conversion Project at Ohio Power Plant to Enhance Grid Reliability

February 25, 2014

Power management company Eaton has entered into an agreement with FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) to provide engineering services and equipment for Units 1-3 at FirstEnergy's Eastlake, Ohio power plant. Through this multi-million dollar contract, Eaton's Electrical Services and Systems team will supply turnkey project management and equipment conversions that enhance grid stability and reliability. The project is part of FirstEnergy's Energizing the Future initiative, which includes a series of projects to enhance service reliability across its five-state service area.

'Eaton is committed to providing its expert engineering resources in support of FirstEnergy's goal of an adaptable, responsive infrastructure that is able to maintain grid reliability through its extensive modernization project,' said John Stampfel, vice president and general manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton.

This project will allow the Eastlake plant to continue to provide an important service to regional electric consumers after it stops generating electricity in September. By retiring coal-fired boilers and converting the generators to synchronous condensers, the plant will be able to adjust conditions on the electric power transmission grid by stabilizing grid voltage.

Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry. Eaton's Electrical Services and Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system's life cycle, whether design, build or support. To learn more, visit www.eaton.com/eess.

FirstEnergy 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 Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. For more information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com.

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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