Category: FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy attributed Ohio utility regulator’s actions to $4.3 million payment

A state utility regulator in Ohio acted “at the request or for the benefit” of FirstEnergy “as a consequence of receiving” a $4.3 million payment from the utility company shortly...

/ March 3, 2021

More Generation Now dark money traced to AEP in Ohio corruption scandal

A Columbus group funded solely by AEP paid just over a half-million dollars last year to Generation Now, the group indicted this summer on federal racketeering charges alongside former Ohio...

/ December 2, 2020

Lawsuit: FirstEnergy’s new CEO signed checks to indicted dark money group

Updated on November 2, 2020 based on comments made today during FirstEnergy’s earnings call. A lawsuit alleges that FirstEnergy’s new acting CEO Steven Strah signed checks to Generation Now, the...

/ October 30, 2020

Pollution Payday: Analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

Download full report FirstEnergy FirstEnergy Corporation’s regulated electric distribution companies serve customers in Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The compensation mix for FirstEnergy’s CEO in 2019 was...

/ September 22, 2020

Bill Seitz’s FirstEnergy bailout bill is one target of a subpoena

Records show Rep. Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican in the Ohio House, worked with FirstEnergy to draft a nuclear power plant bailout bill that’s now the subject of a federal...

/ September 9, 2020

Ohio corruption scandal hits Energy Harbor bankruptcy case

Updated on August 18, 2020: The judge in Energy Harbor’s bankruptcy case will take another three months to consider final approval of fees and expenses for the utility’s outside firms,...

/ August 13, 2020
Householder, FirstEnergy criminal complaint

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder arrested. Will FirstEnergy Corp. be charged next? What you need to know

Federal prosecutors have charged Householder in a $60 million corruption scheme. Will FirstEnergy Corp. be charged next?

/ July 22, 2020

Energy Harbor reveals money, risks involved in Ohio bailout

Financial documents from Energy Harbor reveal new details about FirstEnergy Corp.’s involvement in the multi-million dollar political campaign behind Ohio’s law forcing consumers to bail out struggling coal and nuclear...

/ March 26, 2020

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report FirstEnergy FirstEnergy Corporation’s regulated electric distribution companies provide service to 6 million customers in Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. FirstEnergy Solutions, a bankrupt subsidiary,...

/ December 10, 2019