Our communities are an important focus of our people and our businesses. Our employees are active members in their communities. We understand that vibrant and thriving communities are foundational to our future. 

Energy Harbor Celebrates the End of Summer 2021

Concord Township, Ohio

Energy Harbor celebrated the end of Summer 2021 on August 5th at the finale concert of Concord Township’s "Concord Jams" Summer Series. All evening, the DJs rocked, the fireworks popped, and the arts & crafts sparkled for a night of good family fun! All summer long Perry Power Plant employees volunteered at every Thursday concert, but the finale concert was extra special as Energy Harbor lit up the sky with a sponsored firework show. Thanks to our employees for getting involved in their towns and neighboring cities. 

Energy Harbor’s Matt Mizuk Leads 5 to Junior Olympics

Saftey is the first rule of marksmanship, and the first thing Coach Matt Muzik teaches his young athletes, many of whom have qualified for the Junior Olympics. Muzik, an Energy Harbor Davis-Besse plant employee, and his team were recently featured in the Fremont News Messenger and on WTOL 11

Perry North American Young Generation in Nuclear

Energy Harbor applauds Matt Messenger, Chris Paradiso, Phil Kehn and Kyle Krcmar. The Perry North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAGYN) officers were awarded NAGYN’s 2020 Excellence Award in May. The team organized Energy Harbor’s first fleetwide NAYGN conference. The two-day event included professional development sessions, team building, and a Q&A forum with executive leadership.

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B-C-S Schools and Energy Harbor Collaborate to Honor Seniors

May 14, 2020 - The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District is partnering with the district’s largest employer to recognize the accomplishments of the Oak Harbor High School Class of 2020. Energy Harbor’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is working with the school to put congratulatory signs in the front yard of every Oak Harbor High School 2020 graduate.

United Way awards Energy Harbor with Campaign of the Year

Energy Harbor was awarded Campaign of the Year from Beaver County United Way, after setting the record for the largest contribution from a single campaign. Beaver Valley employees contributed $56,775 and Energy Harbor matched 100% of those employee donations for a total contribution of over $113,000 to Beaver County United Way. Our other two nuclear plants, Perry and Davis-Besse, as well as our corporate headquarters in Akron also had notable employee contributions of over $30,000 each. Congratulations to Beaver Valley for the Campaign of the Year award. We’re so proud of all of our employees’ impressive contributions and dedication to improving their communities.

Energy Harbor Supports Leadership Akron

Energy Harbor presented a $10,000 check to Leadership Akron, a non-profit focused on creating a better and stronger Akron by empowering its local leaders to broaden their community impact. It provides the necessary tools and skills workshops to help our leaders create diverse and inclusive workplaces as well as a thriving community overall. We're proud to not only support this organization but to have several members of our own leadership go through the Leadership Akron program themselves.

Annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign

This year’s campaign was more heavily focused on digital fundraising efforts and the Energy Harbor response has been amazing. Together nearly 1,000 of us teamed up to raise donated $114,639 to Harvest for Hunger, which could provide more than 128,000 meals to Ohioans in need. Kudos to our Davis-Besse employees, who led the way in total contributions with $41,808 for Toledo SeaGate Food Bank. Honorable mentions to Perry and Beaver-Valley employees, who raised $26,323 and $24,624 respectively, benefitting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Salvation Army.

Davis-Besse’s Harvest for Hunger contributes nearly $42,000

Energy Harbor’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant employees chose a Toledo-based organization as the primary recipient of its latest Harvest for Hunger Campaign.  Every year Energy Harbor employees across their various plants and offices raise money for local food banks in an attempt to eliminate food scarcity in their communities.


Community Building with Habitat for Humanity

Recently our members of our Marketing team and Team Perry teamed up with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity to participate in a Community Build in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood. In this season of giving we're proud to have employees that care about continuously improving their communities“Thank you to those who took time out of their busy days to help those most in need,” said Rod Penfield, Site Vice President. “This is what makes [Energy Harbor] so special – the desire to be a part of the community and always lend a helpful hand!

Preserving the history of Summit County and Akron

The Energy Harbor Finance team exhibited true altruism by volunteering to preserve the great history of the Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH. In addition to being a great teambuilding event, they played an integral part of preserving our community’s historic footprint by helping to enhance properties such as the John Brown House and the Perkins Stone Mansion.

Davis-Besse Turns Annual Girl Scouts’ Derby Digital

Jarrod Nolan, a nuclear engineering specialist at Energy Harbor and Girl Scout troop co-leader, took the Girl Scouts of the USA motto - Be prepared - to heart when the pandemic threatened to cancel the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio's annual Pinewood Derby. He simply took the event virtual.  Thirty-five cars were delivered to the Davis-Besse Energy Education Center for race day, and scouts watched via Facebook Live. Congrats to the winners, and to our proud scout dad, Jarrod, for making the popular event possible.

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Partnership with Haven of Rest Ministries

AKRON, Ohio – Haven of Rest Ministries’ annual Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners will have extra help this year, thanks to a new neighbor, Energy Harbor. 

Computer Donation to Mason Community Learning Center

AKRON, Ohio –  FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), soon to be renamed Energy Harbor, announced today that it will donate ten, new HP EliteBook laptop computers, valued at $15,000, to the Mason Community Learning Center, located in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood.

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Giving Blood and Saving Lives

The pandemic, coupled with the usually high-demand summer months, has resulted in a blood shortage, explains the American Red Cross, so Energy Harbor Davis-Besse employees rolled up their sleeves Aug. 4 to donate blood. Each pint of blood can help save up to three lives and touch the lives of so many more. We had 19 people donate to save up to 57 lives!! To donate, check out the American Red Cross web site.

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Partnership with Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library

Akron, Ohio, May 6, 2020 – Energy Harbor announced today it is contributing $100,000 to the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. The program promotes early childhood literacy and supports students and their families whose schools have closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Imagination Library’s mission is to put more books in the hands of Ohio children and help ensure that every student enters kindergarten ready to succeed.