Mon Power completes backup power feed projects

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Mon Power has announced completion of a series of improvements designed to reduce service interruptions for about 4,800 customers in multiple counties.

In Monongalia County, the improvements will help more than 500 customers in the Toms Run area. The same improvements will also help more than 200 customers in the West Union area of Doddridge County. About 600 customers in the Bunners Ridge of Marion County were also included in the project.

The improvements provide a backup power feed to allow for faster restoration in the event of an outage.

“These strategic improvements support our efforts to provide safe and reliable electric service to our customers, helping to reduce the frequency and duration of power outages across our service area,” said Jim Myers, president of FirstEnergy’s West Virginia operations.

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