Energy News for the Pennsylvania Market

Penelec raises residential rate

By: Walt Frank |

The residential rate for electricity has increased from 5.97 cents per kilowatt hour to 6.29 cents per kwh, said spokesman Scott Surgeoner of FirstEnergy Corp., Penelec’s parent company.

The average residential customer who uses 750 kilowatt hours per month will see his bill increase from $102.01 to $104.41, Surgeoner said.

FirstEnergy Solutions closing its last Ohio and Pennsylvania coal-fired power plants

By: John Funk |

FirstEnergy Solutions on Wednesday night announced it plans to close its last Ohio coal-fired power plant, the W.H. Sammis plant on the Ohio River in Stratton, and its last Pennsylvania coal plant, the Bruce Mansfield plant on the River in Shippingport.

The company blamed the regional wholesale markets overseen by […]

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