First Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

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About First Energy

First Energy is a retail power marketer operating in 8 different states throughout the US. Additionally, this coverage area includes 1592 cities within these states. A total of 3,668,533 residential customer accounts, 404,750 commercial customers, one transportation customer account and 11,922 industrial customers purchase their electricity from the company. First Energy's average residential electricity price per kilowatt hour is 14.91 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.26% less than the nationwide average of 15.73. A total of 88,837,817.3 megawatt hours were sold to retail accounts in 2022 by the supplier and 50,663,518.52 megawatt hours sold by way of the wholesale electricity market. The electricity produced in the company's power plants made up 62,694,190.43 of the megawatt hours sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 79,149,434.15 megawatt hours. In 2022, the provider earned 58.72% of their revenue from retail electricity sales to end users and 15.45% via wholesale electricity channels. Their total revenue from all electricity activities was $15,326,069,387.5.

The United States average monthly residential electric bill is $135.39, while the First Energy average is 8.56% lower at $123.8 per month. Electricity generation plants managed by the supplier use non-renewable fuels to generate 100.00% of their total electricity generation, or 49,820,755.74 megawatt hours. This total ranks them at 21st out of 3517 providers in the nation. First Energy ranks as the 24th highest total electricity producer in the US out of 3517 providers. Based on customer count, First Energy is the 7th largest electricity company out of 3517 in the United States.

Energy Loss

Losing electricity due to heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Electricity companies must report these losses. First Energy reported a yearly loss of around 2.18% of the electricity that they transmit. First Energy's energy loss levels result in a ranking of 20th best out of 3517 in the US.

First Energy Rate & Electric Bills

First Energy residential electric rates are highest in June and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.160/kWh$0.114/kWh$167.44/mo.$76.24/mo.
2023rd14.91¢First Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1542nd$123.8Average monthly electricity bill for First Energy's residential customers

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First Energy generates 102,648.92 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas and ranks 239th out of 3517 companies in the country for this category.

First Energy is 2nd out of 3517 suppliers in the nation for total megawatt hours generated from coal.

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Energy Loss

First Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


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First Energy Energy Makeup

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First Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
New Jersey1,048,1811,644,226,309222.73%
New York3,7826,724,792.1350.07%
West Virginia551,8661,531,602,345212.26%

First Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County106,0276020.48$164.65/mo
Allegany County67,2673919.85$170.57/mo
Allegheny County1,233,2536423.51$168.86/mo
Armstrong County64,7476119.75$156.14/mo
Ashland County52,6585820.66$153.43/mo
Ashtabula County97,0145120.93$147.43/mo
Barbour County15,600316.05$127.49/mo
Beaver County165,6776023.93$171.34/mo
Bedford County47,7296121.91$163.32/mo
Berkeley County129,490111.51$136.71/mo

Power Plants Owned by First Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
FirstEnergy Harrison Power StationMon Power (100.00%)
Harrison County WV Coal 10,864,221.9110,623,602,562.84977.85
Madison IN Coal 5,098,896.025,260,155,075.161,031.63
Gallia County OH Coal 5,077,5474,987,385,480.77982.24
FirstEnergy Fort Martin Power StationMon Power (100.00%)
Monongalia County WV Coal 4,556,966.024,394,537,462.35964.36
Pleasants Power StationEnergy Harbor (100.00%)
Pleasants County WV Coal 2,891,1092,995,428,552.21,036.08
Stratton OH Coal 896,227987,924,033.271,102.31
Bath County VA Conventional Hydroelectric -1,080,963

First Energy Fuel Makeup

Natural Gas
Distillate Fuel Oil
Conventional Hydroelectric

Cities First Energy Has Coverage

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First Energy FAQ:

What is the phone number for First Energy?

First Energy's customer service phone number is (888) 544-4877

How many states does First Energy supply electricity in?

There are 8 states that receive at least some electricity coverage by First Energy including New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan.

What is the average bundled bill for First Energy customers each month?

Consumers of First Energy pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $123.80.

What percentage of First Energy's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

Electric generation facilities owned by or associated with First Energy produce 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

How many counties does First Energy have customers in to?

First Energy provides electricity to customers in 163 counties.

Who is the CEO of First Energy?

First Energy's current CEO is Steven E. Strah.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for First Energy customers?

First Energy's current average BUNDLED electricity rate is 14.91 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average US BUNDLED rate of 15.73 cents.

Does First Energy have any subsidiary companies?

First Energy owns Jersey Central Power & Light, Metropolitan Edison Company, Illuminating Company, Mon Power, Potomac Edison, Toledo Edison, Pennsylvania Electric Company, Ohio Edison, West Penn Power, Penn Power, and Energy Harbor.

What percentage of First Energy's electricity is produced using renewable fuels?

Electric production facilities owned by or associated with First Energy generate 0.88% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with First Energy?

There are 7 power plants associated with or owned by First Energy.

What cities does First Energy sell electricity in?

First Energy supplies to 1592 cities in the United States including New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-05-27