Met-Ed to invest $116M in 2013 infrastructure improvements

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Published: Apr 15 2013 03:17:32 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 07:03:18 PM EDT
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MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. -

Met-Ed is spending big bucks to improve the reliability of its infrastructure throughout the 15 counties it serves in Pennsylvania.

The Muhlenberg Twp., Berks Co.-based subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. announced Thursday that it will spend approximately $116 million in 2013 to expand and strengthen its existing infrastructure. 

"The planned infrastructure projects are designed to help maintain our system on a day-to-day basis to benefit Met-Ed customers now while helping to prepare our system for future load growth," said Mike Doran, regional president of Met-Ed. "Whether it be completing a new substation, installing equipment that can be operated remotely, or spending on vegetation management, our ultimate goal is to continue to enhance the reliability of our system to benefit our customers."

The major projects Met-Ed will undertake throughout its 3,500 square mile coverage area include:

Met-Ed serves approximately 550,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties, including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lebanon, Monroe, Montgomery and Northampton.