Allegheny Power is the old energy provider, only now on steroids. In February 2011 Allegheny Power completed its merger with FirstEnergy, making it a bigger and better energy supply company. With FirstEnergy the customer receives dedication to safety, reliability, and operational excellence, the largest investor owned electrical system that serves 6 million in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. FirstEnergy produces over 24,000 megawatts in 7 states. They own 67,000 miles of service territory, 20,000 miles of transmission line, $48 billion in assets, and $16 billion in annual fees. FirstEnergy employees 17,500.
FirstEnergy hopes that its adopted Allegheny Power customers will see these benefits as a result of the merger:
- Faster restoration following storms
- Better rates even long term
- More support for education and other community based organizations