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Penelec Rebuilds Portions of Transmission Line in Cambria County to Enhance Service Reliability

June 19, 2014

As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) is rebuilding sections of a 46,000 volt power line that connects substations in Nanty Glo and Ehrenfeld in central Cambria County.

The $2.7 million project involves replacing equipment, including wire, insulators, fuses and cross-arms on a seven-mile section of sub-transmission line. In addition, the project includes replacing 104 wooden poles. Overall, the rebuild is expected to increase the capacity of the line by more than 70 percent.

"Our investment in infrastructure upgrades in Cambria County will continue to help us provide more reliable service to our customers," said Scott Wyman, Penelec regional president. "These types of projects pay off over the long term with fewer and shorter service disruptions and result in a stronger system for future growth."

The project is on schedule to be completed and in service by the end of the month.

Penelec serves approximately 600,000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties. Follow Penelec on Twitter @Penelec.

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 Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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