Electricity flows from Monongahela Power (Mon Power) just like the river the utility was named after. The company services approximately 387,000 residential and commercial customers in a service area of 13,000 sq. mi. in West Virginia. Mon Power, along with West Penn Power and Potomac Edison, comprised the Allegheny Power arm of Allegheny Energy, which merged with FirstEnergy in 2011. Mon Power has power plants with 2,076 MW of generating capacity. The company is contractually obligated to supply Potomac Edison with sufficient power to meet that company's power load obligations in West Virginia.
The utility's service area includes Northern, Central and Southeastern West Virginia.
Mon Power's infrastructure includes 21,590 miles of distribution lines and more than 2,250 miles of transmission lines.
The company’s revenue decreased by 6% in 2012 due to lower sales of electricity prompted by milder winter weather crimping demand.
Mon Power posted net income of $84.3 million in 2012 (compared to a loss of $10.5 million in 2011) due to lower operating costs.
To lower carbon emissions, in 2012 Mon Power shut down three aging coal-fired power plants in West Virginia: Albright, Willow Island, and Rivesville.
The company is a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy, which is owned by FirstEnergy.
Mon Power was incorporated in Ohio in 1924.
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