FirstEnergy Receives PUCO Approval of its Transition Plan

Under the plan, FirstEnergy will itemize, or unbundle, the current price of electricity into its component elements-including generation, transmission and distribution-and follow approved procedures for the separation of its regulated and nonregulated operations. The company also will have a reasonable opportunity to recover transition costs-expenses incurred to serve customers under the current regulatory structure-while providing customers with significant savings.

WESTBOROUGH, MA-American Superconductor Corp. and Rockwell Automation, an operating unit of Rockwell International Corp., have announced the successful operation of the world’s first 1,000 horsepower (hp) high temperature superconducting (HTS) motor. This new motor was designed to utilize HTS wires instead of copper wires on the rotating shaft of the motor. American Superconductor studies indicate the key benefits of using HTS wires are significant reductions in size and manufacturing costs of industrial and ship propulsion motors and increases in electrical efficiency.

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