FirstEnergy expects to invest about $225 million in 2015 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects in Mon Power's 34-county service area, primarily in north-central West Virginia. Major projects scheduled for 2015 include transmission enhancements to reinforce the system and support economic growth, constructing new distribution lines, and inspecting and replacing utility poles and other equipment.
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Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, installed new conductors near Morgantown on a 138,000-volt transmission line to handle future load growth in the Monongalia County area. The $5 million project includes three phases, with all the work occurring on existing right-of-way. The transmission line upgrade is expected to be completed before year's end.