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Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., says it is investing approximately $60 million in 2013 to enhance the electrical system in its 34-county service area, primarily in north-central West Virginia.

Major projects scheduled for this year include transmission improvements, building new distribution circuits, replacing underground cables, inspecting and replacing utility poles, and ongoing vegetation management programs.

"The planned infrastructure projects are designed to help maintain our system on a day-to-day basis to benefit Mon Power customers now while helping to prepare our system for future load growth," says Holly Kauffman, FirstEnergy's president of West Virginia operations. "Whether it be installing new equipment at substations, replacing cables or spending on vegetation management, our ultimate goal is to continue to enhance the reliability of our system to benefit our customers."

Mon Power's 2013 enhancements are expected to have both localized and widespread system benefits to customers throughout the service area. For instance, the company will spend nearly $7 million on a variety of expansions and enhancements intended to increase the capacity and robustness of its high-voltage transmission system.

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