HAGERSTOWN, Md., Jan. 2, 2003 — Allegheny Energy Inc. announced that it has sold Fellon-McCord & Associates, Inc., its natural gas and electricity consulting and management services firm, and Alliance Energy Services, LLC (formerly Alliance Energy Services Partnership), a provider of natural gas supply and transportation services, to Constellation Energy Group.
The sale of the two Louisville, Ky.,-based businesses is part of Allegheny Energy’s ongoing efforts to increase financial flexibility and refocus its business on fundamental strengths and core assets.
As a result of the transaction, Allegheny Energy’s contingent obligations and working capital support have been reduced. The Allegheny Energy Board of Directors approved the transaction.
With headquarters in Hagerstown, Md., Allegheny Energy is an integrated energy company with a balanced portfolio of businesses, including Allegheny Energy Supply, which owns and operates electric generating facilities and supplies energy and energy-related commodities in selected domestic retail and wholesale markets; Allegheny Power, which delivers low-cost, reliable electric and natural gas service to about three million people in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia; and a business offering fiber-optic and data services. More information about the Company is available at www.alleghenyenergy.com.