Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., will conduct an emergency readiness exercise today to review the company's storm restoration process.
Nearly 40 company employees will participate in the drill that will be held at Toledo Edison's Distribution Control Center in Holland, Ohio. Also observing the drill will be several City of Toledo officials.
"FirstEnergy's storm restoration process has been recognized numerous times by electric industry organizations over the years for its effectiveness, which is proof that these training exercises work," said Rich Sweeney, regional president of Toledo Edison. "As the summer storm season approaches we want our customers to know our employees remain vigilant about enhancing service reliability."
A team of FirstEnergy and Toledo Edison employees has been preparing for months to run the drill, which will roughly follow the same time schedule and outage totals for an actual storm that occurred in the Toledo area in June of 2015.