FirstEnergy subsidiary signs Giant Eagle to four-year electricity contract

Jan. 2, 2002 — FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has signed Giant Eagle, Inc., to a multi-year contract for the supply of electricity to 74 of the chain’s grocery stores and warehouse facilities in Ohio.

“We’re very pleased to have Giant Eagle as a long-term customer,” said Doug Elliott, senior vice president of Retail Operations for FirstEnergy Solutions. “We look forward to making sure that Giant Eagle achieves the cost-saving benefits of a competitive energy market.”

The Director of Giant Eagle’s Conservation Department, Jim Lampl, noted that his company also is pleased with the agreement. “At Giant Eagle, we have extremely high standards for our stores and other facilities. We choose suppliers who are committed to that same level of excellence.”

FirstEnergy is a registered public utility holding company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its various subsidiaries produce more than $12 billion in annual revenues, and sell approximately 124 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. Its seven electric utility operating companies — Ohio Edison, The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison, Metropolitan Edison, Pennsylvania Electric, Pennsylvania Power and Jersey Central Power & Light — comprise the nation’s fourth largest investor-owned electric system, based on serving 4.3 million customers in a 36,100-square-mile service area that stretches from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore.

FirstEnergy subsidiaries and affiliates provide a wide range of energy and energy-related products and services, including the generation and sale of electricity; exploration and production of oil and natural gas; transmission and marketing of natural gas; mechanical and electrical contracting and construction; energy management; and telecommunications.

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