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Local Resident and School District Selected as Winners in the FirstEnergy Solutions Thanks a Million Giveaway


Judy Hardy and Newark City Schools receive cash prizes

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions announced its first round of winners as part of its Thanks a Million giveaway, an opportunity for residents and businesses throughout Ohio to win cash prizes and secure a low electric generation price for four or seven years.  All eligible Ohio residents and businesses that enrolled in a FirstEnergy Solutions electric generation offer between August 1, 2012, and October 31, 2012, were automatically entered into the giveaway. 

To date, four businesses have won $50,000 each, four residential winners have won $25,000 each, and FirstEnergy Solutions has given $50,000 to each residential winner's local school district to use for an under-funded program, supplies or however they see fit.  

Judy Hardy of Newark, Ohio, was a residential winner.  "I am thrilled to be a winner, and I want to thank FirstEnergy Solutions," said Hardy.  "I am so pleased that Newark City Schools was also a winner.  I signed up for First Energy Solutions after contacting them regarding their rates and saving money on my electric bill.  Thank you again, FirstEnergy Solutions."

"Newark City Schools is grateful to FirstEnergy Solutions for the generous donation, and also to Judy Hardy for applying for it," district Treasurer Jeff Anderson said.  "The money will go into our general fund, where it will likely be used to further upgrade the technology available for student use in the classroom," Anderson said.

"As an Ohio-based company, FirstEnergy Solutions is committed to helping ensure the people and businesses in this state continue to thrive, which is why we created our Thanks a Million giveaway," said Trent Smith, vice president of Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions.  "It's a good boost to our economy and it directly benefits eight Ohio school districts with much-needed funding."

FirstEnergy Solutions is also making long-term fixed price offers available to residents and businesses interested in locking in an electric generation price for four or seven years.

"Our PriceControl offers are a great opportunity for residents and businesses to take advantage of today's historically low prices in the energy market," said Smith.  "And by enrolling in a stable PriceControl offer and locking in a low fixed price for four or seven years, customers could potentially see considerable savings over the long term." 

Ohio residents and businesses can sign up to receive 6.99 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on electric generation until 2019, or 6.49 cents per kWh until 2016.  To enroll or for more information, residents can call 1-855-849-2645 or go online to 

FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving two million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois. 

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 Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.  Its generation subsidiaries control more than 20,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

Newark City Schools serves more than 6,300 students in 11 buildings in Newark, Ohio.  The district is wrapping up an eight-year, $140 million building construction and renovation project.  Newark City Schools is home to the 2008 Division 1 State Championship basketball team, award-winning fine arts programs and one of the largest Air Force JROTC programs in the state.  Follow the district on Twitter @Newark_Schools and find it on Facebook at

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

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