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FirstEnergy Solutions Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

Award from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Highlights Company's Leadership in Energy Efficiency

AKRON, Ohio, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A division of FirstEnergy Solutions has been selected as a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award recipient for its continued commitment and dedication to helping clients further the energy performance of their buildings and promoting the benefits of the ENERGY STAR program.  FirstEnergy Solutions' accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.  Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"Receiving a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award is an honor, especially since this is the third consecutive year our group is being recognized," said Trent Smith, vice president of Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions.  "We achieved this win in partnership with our clients, who entrust us with helping them save money by managing their energy portfolio more effectively."

The FirstEnergy Solutions Energy Services group's key achievements include:

  • Awarding 84 ENERGY STAR client certifications in 2012 – a 100 percent increase from 2011
  • Helping more than 180 buildings improve their energy performance rating by at least 10 points in 2012
  • Quantifying more than $257,000 in energy rebates in Ohio, representing approximately 6.9 million kilowatt-hours in energy efficiency projects

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.  Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations.  Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and buildings.  For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-782-7937.

FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest competitive electric generation suppliers, serving more than 2.5 million customers, and is a licensed supplier 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.

www.firstenergycorp.com

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

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