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FirstEnergy plans infrastructure upgrades in W.Va.

By The Associated Press

FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- FirstEnergy Corp. is planning $110 million worth of infrastructure upgrades in West Virginia this year.

Ohio-based FirstEnergy said Thursday that the projects include transmission improvements, construction of new distribution lines, and replacement of underground cables, utility poles and other equipment.

FirstEnergy's president of West Virginia operations, Holly Kauffman, says in a news release that the projects are designed to help reduce the number and duration of potential outages and to prepare for future growth. FirstEnergy subsidiary Mon Power serves about 385,000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties.


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