West Penn Power to spend $110M on Pa. upgrades

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — West Penn Power Co. says it plans to spend $110 million in 2013 on transmission upgrades and various repairs and improvements in southwestern Pennsylvania and other service areas.

West Penn, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., says in the Thursday release that the work will enhance service and reliability. The company serves about 720,000 customers in its 24-county region.

The improvements include replacing underground cables, new transmission lines, substation upgrades, and other work.

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